Dodman Point

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Dodman Point
Dodman from the south west - geograph.org.uk - 1476874.jpg
Dodman Point from the south west
Map showing the location of Dodman Point
Map showing the location of Dodman Point
Location Cornwall
Coordinates 50°13′10″N 4°48′07″W / 50.219534°N 4.802055°W / 50.219534; -4.802055Coordinates: 50°13′10″N 4°48′07″W / 50.219534°N 4.802055°W / 50.219534; -4.802055
Elevation 373.88 feet (114 m)[1]
Operator National Trust
Designation Scheduled monument[2]
Website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dodman-and-black-head/

At 374 feet (114 m) Dodman Point near Mevagissey is the highest headland on the south Cornwall coast.[3] It was originally known as the Deadman or Deadman's Point, which names are still sometimes used.[4] It hosts the remains of an Iron Age promontory fort.[2] At its seaward end is a large granite cross, erected to help protect shipping from this headland.[3] It is mentioned in the shanty Spanish Ladies.

To its north-east and in its lee is the small anchorage and sand beach of Gorran Haven.

Below the large stone cross, there is a way down to the bottom of the small cliffs and there is some climbing there on the faces mainly bouldering as it is rarely scaled so there are no fixed anchor points.[5]

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