Can only give the lighthouse a four-star review as it was actually closed for the off season when we visited yesterday and we were unable to climb to the top.
The views are very good from the lighthouse ground level so must be amazing from the top.
A good view spot is the area directly underneath the Lighthouse on the road, where our good Queen Liz "paused" during her visit in the 50's.
If walking, this is also where you come out if you reach the Lighthouse via the fairly steep path from the disused railway line walk.
A slightly easier way is via the No 7 bus getting off near the Henry VIII pub ( locals or the driver will assist when to get off) and then up Lighthouse Road.
I would still recommend a visit even though we didn't make it to the top. And from here you can easily return to the superb south shore beeches or take the path down to the railway walk or scenic bays of the north shore a small way further, from where you can catch the No 8 bus.