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TREVOSE HEAD (Cornish : PENN TRENFOS, meaning farm of the wall's headland) (grid reference SW853764) is a headland on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall
, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Padstow
. The South West Coast Path runs around the whole promontory and is within the Cornwall
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Trevose Head
Trevose Head
Heritage Coast . In clear weather, visitors to Trevose Head
Trevose Head
can see virtually the whole length of the north Cornwall
coast; to the north, the view extends beyond the Cornwall
county boundary to Hartland Point
Hartland Point
(40 miles), Devon; to the south, it extends beyond St Ives to the headland at Pendeen
Watch (35 miles).


* 1 History * 2 Natural history * 3 References * 4 External links


The ruins of St Constantine\'s chapel can be visited at hole 3 of Trevose Golf Club along an ancient right of way. The club is situated between Constantine Bay and Mother Ivey\'s Bay , behind Booby\'s Bay .

Trevose Head Lighthouse , maintained by Trinity House
Trinity House
, is on the north-west corner of the headland and the Padstow
lifeboat is stationed on the east side of Trevose Head. The lighthouse was first lit on 1 December 1847; initially there was an upper and lower light with the lower light no longer used after 1882. The last of the resident keepers left the lighthouse on 20 December 1995 following automation. A lifeboat was established at Padstow
before 1825 and in 1967 the lifeboat station was moved from Hawkers Cove to Trevose Head due to silting of the River Camel
River Camel
. The present station was completed in July 2006 and came into service shortly after.

Approximately 217 acres (88 ha) of Trevose Headland was put up for sale in March 2016, comprising 137 acres (55 ha) of agricultural land and 80 acres (32 ha) of coastal rough grazing and slope. The area had been in the ownership of the same family since circa 1900.


The headland is within the Trevose Head
Trevose Head
and Constantine Bay Site of Special
Scientific Interest (SSSI) which is designated for both its biological and geological interests. Wild asparagus grows on the cliffs of Dinas Head and shore dock at the base of the cliffs. The cliffs are also important for breeding fulmar , razorbill and guillemot .


* ^ " Trevose Head
Trevose Head
Lighthouse". Trinity House. Retrieved 15 April 2016. * ^ " Padstow
Lifeboat". Padstow
RNLI. Retrieved 15 April 2016. * ^ " Cornwall
headland sale expected to raise up to £4m". BBC News. Retrieved 15 April 2016. * ^ " Trevose Head
Trevose Head
and Constantine Bay" (PDF). Natural England . Retrieved 14 February 2012.