Start Point Lighthouse
So last weekend, we took a little trip away in the caravan for a long weekend in Devon! We’ve never actually visited Devon before, only driven through it to get to Cornwall, so I thought it would be fun to explore it a little! As you probably know by now, I absolutely love exploring lighthouses, so whenever I plan a trip somewhere, I always find the closest lighthouse to explore! I came across Start Point Lighthouse and decided that we needed to visit!
Well, I’m not going to lie – I absolutely hate single lane country roads (which we discovered Devon is pretty much full of), and our satnav decided the best way to get there was to travel 15 miles on single lane country roads, up hills on bends. Let’s just say that by the time we actually got there I ended up with such a headache from the stress and feeling sick – and I wasn’t the one driving! Shane loves that kind of thing though, so lucky for him he didn’t mind it!
We didn’t know that you have to pay for parking, though from what I can remember it was only 3 or 4 pounds. The lighthouse is a little walk downhill from the car park but there’s such stunning views over the coastline. I didn’t actually realise that the view that you can see is 15 miles of devon coastline from start point, all the way round through blackpool sands beach (which we headed to after) all the way round to dartmouth at the other end!
There’s also guided tours of the lighthouse throughout the year at an extra charge, but check the dates on their website first, as when we visited it wasn’t open, which is a shame but not the end of the world.
KayleighJuly 29, 2016 at 11:56 am
I love Devon, it’s so beautiful! Lovely photos, don’t think I’ve been to a lighthouse before but it looks lovely. 🙂
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AprilJuly 30, 2016 at 2:53 pm
Lighthouses are so fun, especially the ones you get to climb! Scary but fun!
Memories of the PacificJuly 29, 2016 at 12:43 pm
It’s a stunning place! I know that type of narrow road which can be really frustrating but it’s part of the beauty of the place. If it was easy to get there it’d be packed with tourists.
AprilJuly 30, 2016 at 2:54 pm
I never thought of it that way! It definitely wasn’t good for my anxiety, but I’m sure if it was easy to get to there would have been so many more people around!
MikélaJuly 30, 2016 at 1:49 am
Beautiful photos!! This place is gorgeous! Would love to visit someday 🙂
AprilJuly 30, 2016 at 2:55 pm
I couldn’t get over the views there! So pretty!
ComfyCozyUpJuly 30, 2016 at 3:46 am
Those are some beautiful pictures. And, i’m sure it was worth the one lane drive.
AprilJuly 30, 2016 at 2:56 pm
Haha! Yea, I guess once I’d calmed down a bit it wasn’t too bad! The views were stunning – the photos just don’t do it justice!
JillJuly 30, 2016 at 5:10 pm
DarinaJuly 30, 2016 at 5:10 pm
What a wonderful pictures and nature!
AprilAugust 1, 2016 at 6:50 am
Jasmin CharlotteJuly 30, 2016 at 7:08 pm
Ohh it looks gorgeous – such lovely pictures too! We are finally going down to Devon and Cornwall in September and I’m very excited, I think it’s finally time I explore that bit of the country!
AprilAugust 1, 2016 at 6:51 am
Ooh! I’m excited for you! Cornwall is my favourite – the beaches are just amazing (and please visit the Eden Project – it’s like my favourite place in the whole of the UK haha)! Enjoy!
KateJuly 31, 2016 at 2:41 am
What a beautiful place!
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