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Start Point Lighthouse

Start Point, Kingsbridge TQ7 2ET, England
+44 1803 770606
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Meh

A nice 2alk down a man made path to the lighthouse. Nice views but it's a hell of a treck through... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Owen O
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Exploring Start Point

Great views all round as it was a beautiful day with clear blue skies. Nice long walk to and from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TubbyTubs
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The striking Start Point Lighthouse is situated on one of the most exposed peninsulas on the English Coast, running sharply almost a mile into the sea on the south side of Start Bay between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“light house” (18 reviews)
“car park” (78 reviews)
“guided tour” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Start Point, Kingsbridge TQ7 2ET, England
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+44 1803 770606
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"amazing views"
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"great walk"
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"great tour"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A nice 2alk down a man made path to the lighthouse. Nice views but it's a hell of a treck through some very narrow lanes for what is in effect a cliff top walk.

Thank Owen O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views all round as it was a beautiful day with clear blue skies. Nice long walk to and from the lighthouse and Carpark. Worth going if you love expansive sea views

Thank TubbyTubs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start Point can only be reached by driving for miles along narrow, Devon country lanes, which feel more dangerous than narrow country lanes in the rest of the country. Parking is a £3-50 rip off. The lighthouse was closed when we arrived. The views were...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Start Bay and walked the coastal path towards the lighthouse.The views were spectacular.Paths are easy to walk along with a car park right on the cliff top.Well worth negotiating the narrow lanes for.

Thank Marseillanaise
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived on a 'closed' day so no tour of the lighthouse. However the walk down and back was bracing on what turned out to be a chilly day. Plenty to look at, lovely scenery and wildlife.

Thank fishonsaturday
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We took the tour around the lighthouse which was really informative and interesting with details on how the lighting technology has changed over the years. Great coastal views from the top. There is also a lovely coastal walk to the lighthouse from the car park.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We had a superb guide who was very informative about the lighthouse and its history. Amazing views worth the walk from the car park

Thank lynne965
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Great tour , the views themselves are stunning but the tour was informative and fun with an excellent guide. Visit now before the beautiful lamp is replaced by a series of LEDs and get the experience of life as a lighthouse keeper. Kids well entertained.

1  Thank Woodychester1
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Love this place and have lost count the amount of times we’ve walked to the lighthouse. The views are breathtaking and it’s a great walk, come rain or shine. You can often see the seals which is lovely, take your camera :)

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Completed a circular walk around Start Point, including the lighthouse. Fantastic views, many species of birds and insects with the highlight being the small seal colony. Would highly recommend.

1  Thank Ian Y
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3/4 mile
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