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Trevose Head

Trevose Head

OS Grid ref:- SW 851766

The views from the storm battered granite headland of Trevose Head into Devon are magnificent.

Part of the long South West Coastal Path, which stretches for 630 miles from Minehead on the edge of the Exmoor National Park along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall to Poole in Dorset.

Trevose Head is the smallest of the Heritage Coasts along the route, measuring but two and a half miles, but it boasts some superb scenery and makes for an excellent setting for a short walk.

The lighthouse, built by Thomas and Jacob Olver of Falmouth in 1847, which was the last to be run on compressed air and paraffin, is positioned to the north west of the headland and is open to the public during the week but not at weekends.

The surrounding area, like much of the Cornish coast is prone to mists rising from the sea, that dim even the brightest of lights. Trevose Lighthouse was automated in 1995 and the keepers were withdrawn on 20 December of that year.

There are sandy beaches at either side of the headland, the area is very popular with surfers and boasts an excellent golf course.

The coastal footpath leading down to Fox Cove, although difficult to negotiate in places, makes a delightful walk the area is carpeted with wild flowers in springtime.

A walk from Treyarnon to Trevose Head

*Commencing at the car park at Treyarnon, exit towards the sea and bear right, pass the Youth Hostel then head left, following the signpost for the coastal path.

*Cross a stile and continue along the track to the beach at Constantine Bay beach, cross the beach and climb the steps to return to the cliff path. After passing the beach at Booby's Bay take the left fork of the path and continue along the path which begins to ascend to Trevose Head.

*Pass through a kissing gate and continue to ascend passing to the left of a collapsed sea cave.

*Retrace your steps to return to the car park at Treyarnon.

The Cornish Landscape

The South West Coastal Path