There are eight lighthouses found around Cornwall, on the mainland or on rocks and islands and three on the Isles of Scilly.

Some information for each lighthouse is given below including how often the light flashes and its colour (known as the 'character'). A number of the lighthouses include holiday cottages and this is also noted below. The grid reference, latitude and longitude and post codes for the lighthouses are approximate and should not be relied upon!

The map below shows their location (although the Wolf Rock details are not precise).

Trevose Head

lighthouse at Trevose Head

Character: one white flash every 7.5seconds
Grid reference: Ordnance Survey Landranger series LR SW850765
Latitude/longitude: 50.549442N and 5.035228W
Post code: PL28 8SH (for sat nav purposes)
Nearest town: Padstow
Holiday cottages: yes

Godrevy

lighthouse at Godrevy

Character: one white & red flash every 10 seconds
Grid reference: Ordnance Survey Landranger series LR SW576435
Latitude/longitude: 50.242500N and 5.400223W
Post code: TR27 5ED (for sat nav purposes)
Nearest town: Camborne
Holiday cottages: no

Pendeen

lighthouse at Pendeen

Character: white group flashing 4 times every 15 seconds (light 5 seconds, eclipse 5 seconds)
Grid reference: Ordnance Survey Landranger series LR SW378359
Latitude/longitude: 50.165194N and 5.671772W
Post code: TR19 7ED (for sat nav purposes)
Nearest town: Pendeen
Holiday cottages: yes

Longships

Longships lighthouse

Character: white and red isophase every 10 seconds (light 5 seconds, eclipse 5 seconds)
Grid reference: Ordnance Survey Landranger series LR SW319525
Approximate Latitude/longitude: 50.067028N and 5.746853W
Post code: TR19 7AG (for sat nav purposes, nearest point on the mainland)
Nearest place: one mile west of Land's End
Holiday cottages: no

Wolf Rock

Wolf Rock lighthouse

Character: one white flash every 15 seconds
Grid reference: Ordnance Survey Landranger series LR SW268119
Approximate Latitude/longitude: 49.945132N and 5.808466W
Post code: TR19 6JW (for sat nav purposes, nearest point on the mainland at Gwennap Head)
Nearest place: 4 miles south west of Land's End
Holiday cottages: no

Tater Du

Tater Du lighthouse

Character: Main Light: three white flashes every 15 seconds
Sector Light: fixed red 4 white flashes every 15 seconds (to warn of the Runnelstone Rocks)
Grid reference: Ordnance Survey Landranger series LR SW440230
Latitude/longitude: 50.052549N and 5.577211W
Post code: TR19 6BH (for sat nav purposes)
Nearest town: Penzance
Holiday cottages: no

Lizard

lighthouse at Lizard Point

Character: one white flash every 3 seconds
Grid reference: Ordnance Survey Landranger series LR SW704115
Latitude/longitude: 49.960267N and 5.201445W
Post code: TR12 7NT (for sat nav purposes)
Nearest town: Lizard
Holiday cottages: yes

St Anthony

lighthouse at St Anthony head

Character: occurring white and red every 15 seconds
Grid reference: Ordnance Survey Landranger series LR SW846311
Latitude/longitude: 50.141374N and 5.015603W
Post code: TR2 5HA (for sat nav purposes)
Nearest town: Falmouth
Holiday cottages: yes


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Lighthouses on or near the Isles of Scilly

Round Island

Character: one white flash every 10 seconds
Grid reference: Ordnance Survey Landranger series LR SV902177
Latitude/longitude: 49.979083N and 6.322539W
Post code: TR24 0PU (for sat nav purposes)
Nearest town: Hugh Town on St Mary's on the Scilly Isles
Holiday cottages: no

Bishop Rock

Character: two white group flashes every 15 seconds
Grid reference: Ordnance Survey Landranger series LR SV807064
Latitude/longitude: 49.873108N and 6.444916W
Post code: TR22 0PL (for sat nav purposes)
Nearest town: 4 miles west of the Scilly Isles
Holiday cottages: no

Peninnis

Character: one white flash every 20 seconds
Grid reference: Ordnance Survey Landranger series LR SV911093
Latitude/longitude: 49.904793N and 6.303471W
Post code: TR21 0NH (for sat nav purposes)
Nearest town: Hugh Town on St Mary's on the Scilly Isles
Holiday cottages: no