Trevose Head Heritage Coast


The stormy headland at Trevose is one of the shorter heritage coasts at only 2 1/2 miles in length. Fine sandy beaches adjoin the headland like bookends, but Trevose Head itself is a rugged and severe, carved out of hard volcanic rock.

The area is popular with surfers, who delight in the strong winds and waves along the whole Atlantic coast of Cornwall.

For drier pursuits, there is excellent walking along the cliffs, with wildflowers and butterflies abundant in spring. The South West Coast Path rambles through Trevose Head on its 600-mile journey from south Dorset to north Somerset.

The Victorian lighthouse at Trevose Head - erected in 1847 - can be visited on weekdays.

Area Countryside attractions

The South West Coast Path
Easily the longest and, in places, the most arduous, of England's National Trails. The path is actually the amalgamation of 4 paths; the Somerset & North Devon, Cornwall, South Devon, and Dorset Coastal paths. The route is quite popular, and it can be crowded in the summer months, though there are always long stretches where your only company will be a chorus of sea birds. More ...

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