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Start Point Lighthouse

Start Point, Kingsbridge TQ7 2ET, England
+44 1803 770606
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“car park” (59 reviews)
“guided tour” (15 reviews)
“lovely walk” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Start Point, Kingsbridge TQ7 2ET, England
+44 1803 770606
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a nice day the tour guide john was very friendly and he knew his stuff. If you have never been its very interesting. Shame the photos didn't really show the views. Don't take young children, my 6 year old got bored and...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really authentic experience and the guide was awesome, full of knowledge and enthusiasm. Yes there is a bit of a walk but my 7 and 9 year old didn't mind. Bear in mind it cash only.

Thank wrigalarto
Reviewed 4 days ago

The views are great, but we weren't expecting the walking trail from the car park down to the beach and back up to the lighthouse be as long and arduous as it was! It's £3.50 to park, and we asked the car park attendant about...More

1  Thank fedupsingle
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My son and I visited on August 11 and enjoyed the tour with our guide. She communicated the fascinating history very well and we enjoyed our 45 minute in - depth (history, location and design) look around this amazing building. My son has autism and...More

Thank BrizzleAP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular scenery. Tour was really informative and Niki (guide) was great at making it interesting to both adults and children.

Thank Em-Bear1976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take the tour of the lighthouse, and found it to be very informative. The guide was knowledgeable about the building and the history of Trinity House. We even had the bonus of seeing dolphins from the lantern room at the top of...More

Thank Tony500Tony
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this experience. The light house was very difficult to fine however this was the only negative. Once there the walk to and from the light house was so beautiful, it takes about 15-20 mins each way from the car park. The carpark cost...More

Thank AngieSP2
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here for many years. There is a car park - 3.50p - and a long walk to the lighthouse. Guided tour on the hour every hour, but costs five pounds. No refreshments available anywhere!

Thank Nik M
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Visited with children ages 7 and 9, and passed a lovely few hours here. The coastal walk from the car park to the lighthouse was an easy and picturesque 15 min flat stroll. Great place for wild-flower spotting. The lighthouse tour is v reasonable at...More

Thank knightsbridgemum
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The roads leading to Start Point Lighthouse are narrow, and not for the faint hearted, but the effort is certainly worth it. From the carpark area to the lighthouse itself is a decent walk though, so appropriate wear is advised. One of very few lighthouses...More

Thank Alan Y
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29 June 2017|
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Response from rfh60 | Reviewed this property |
Hugh has answered the question spot on :-)
18 March 2016|
Response from MontellTexas |
3/4 mile