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“Stunning views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Start Point Lighthouse

Start Point Lighthouse
Start Point, Kingsbridge TQ7 2ET, England
+44 1803 770606
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Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Kingsbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Stunning views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I have never been to Start Point on a dreary day. On a bright day the views are stunning, and you can always walk on to Mattiscombe beach. Idyllic.

Visited December 2012
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devon, uk
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“lovely views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

lovely walk down and really interesting fact boards about the area. it was a bit disappointing that we got all the way to the lighthouse gates only to find that you cant actually go in. the lighthouse cottages are available to rent as holiday cottages through rural retreats though which we might look into for a different experience.

Visited November 2013
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“beautiful landscape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

good hike from Start point both west and north, fresh seafood in local pubs, nice beaches and swimming

Visited September 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I was a bit reluctant to spend £12 on a family ticket to go up the lighthouse, but I was so glad I did. The guide was excellent, he knew his stuff and was able to put it across in a relaxed, interesting way.My 2 boys ages 14 and 11 really enjoyed it.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great tour guide / talk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Spectacular views of the coast during the walk to the lighthouse. The tour around the lighthouse was great - the provided all the information needed for a group with children.
Beautiful area.
Start Point Lighthouse car park also has other routes marked from it - we walked to Matchcombe Bay from the car park after our lighthouse visit. A lovely quite bay with sand and rock pools to climb / explore aong the coast.
Tours were every hour, so if we hadn't arrived just in time, we would have needed to wait another hour for the next tour which could have been a problem.

Visited August 2013
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