There are 8 lighthouses found around Cornwall, on the mainland or on rocks and islands and 3 on the Isles of Scilly. The map below shows their location (although the Wolf Rock details are not precise).


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The grid reference, latitude and longitude and post codes are given below for each lighthouse. They are approximate and should not be relied upon!

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
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
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
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
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
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
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’S
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

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