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Introduction
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 near Dartmouth.

Location
Start Point is signposted from the village of Stokenham which is located on the A379 from Kingsbridge.

Click here to view a map.

Parking
There is a private car park at the top of the lighthouse approach road.

Opening Times

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9th Apr - 30 June

Plus Bank Holidays and School Half Term

12 - 5
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July - Aug 11 - 5
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26 Dec -
1 Jan
12 - dusk
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Admission Prices

Adults £2.50
Children £1.00
Family Ticket
(2 Adults + 2 Children)
£6.00
Entrance to Lighthouse grounds 50p

Contact Details
01803 770606

Groups
Please phone in advance for group bookings.

Safety
A minimum height of 1 metre is required to ascend above the service level of the lighthouse. Anyone suffering from vertigo, heart or respiratory conditions is advised not to undertake a tour.

Specifications

Established 1836
Height of Tower 28 metres
Height of Light above Mean High Water 62 metres
Automated 1993
Electrified 1959
Lamp 1 KW MBI
Optic 3rd order Catadioptric lens
Character White group flashing 3 times every 10 seconds
Intensity 200,000 candela
Range of Light 25 sea miles
Fog Signal Character Sounds once every 60 seconds
  Tours of Start Point Lighthouse are operated by the Blackpool and Start Estate, under licence from The Corporation of Trinity House.