Trevose Head

Trevose Head

  • Beautiful headland
  • Lovely walks and sandy baches
  • Lighthouse
  • Home to Padstow Lifeboat

For places to stay in Cornwall, as a base from which to visit Trevose Head and the surrounding area, please see: Country House Hotels in Cornwall , Coastal Hotels in Cornwall , Spa Hotels in Cornwall , Bed & Breakfasts in Cornwall or Self-Catering Cottages in Cornwall

Trevose Head is a lovely stretch of granite coastline incorporating the Trevose Head Lighthouse. It is painted a brilliant white and has a commanding view of the Atlantic, perched on the top of the cliffs. Built by Thomas and Jacob Olver of Falmouth in 1847, and the last to be run on compressed air and paraffin, it is positioned to the north west of the headland. It is open to the public during the week but not at weekends.

With views to Devon from Trevose Head which is also the smallest of the Heritage Coasts along the route, measuring two and a half miles, it contains some superb scenery and makes an excellent setting for a short walk.

There are sandy beaches at either side of the headland and the area is very popular with surfers and boasts an excellent golf course. The narrow road leading to the Lighthouse passes by a couple of campsites, and then you come to a gate which used to be the old Toll House. You must stop here and purchase your car park ticket which allows you to stay all day, from here you will drive up the lane which winds round past the old lifeboat menís cottages and the home of the Padstow Lifeboat Ė which is also open to the public at certain times of the year. The car park is right next to the Lighthouse and the walks surrounding this headland are beautiful a perfect place to picnic and gaze out across the ocean...

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