This was thought to be the most westerly point in Britain until the Ordnance Survey revealed that was actually at Land’s End. Still, this is the only Cape in England, being a place where two channels or oceans meet. It is owned by the National Trust.
The chimney stack on the top of the hill was built to service the tin and copper mine that worked here in the mid 19th century. There is a still a small boat fishing fleet that operates off Priest Cove, a sheltered beach just to the south of the headland.
There is a National Coastwatch position on the cape and it is a well known wildlife watching spot for dolphins and seabirds.
Grid reference: LR SW350318
Latitude/longitude: 50.127623N and 5.708806W
Post code: TR19 7NN (for sat nav purposes)
There is a carp park run by the National Trust and toilet facilities.
In the summer there is a food van providing drinks and snacks.
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