Penlee Point, Mousehole

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There is another Penlee Point in Cornwall, see Penlee Point, Rame
Penlee Point
Lifeboat Station slipway, Penlee Point, Mousehole, Cornwall.jpg
Lifeboat Station slipway
Location Mousehole, Cornwall, England, UK
Coordinates 50°05′17″N 5°31′55″W / 50.088°N 5.532°W / 50.088; -5.532Coordinates: 50°05′17″N 5°31′55″W / 50.088°N 5.532°W / 50.088; -5.532

Penlee Point (Cornish: Penn Legh, meaning stone-slab headland) is a promontory near the coastal fishing village of Mousehole in Cornwall, England. It was the launching point of the Penlee lifeboat, which was lost in the disaster of 1981.

In 1990 Penlee Point was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its geological interest.[1]


  1. ^ "Penlee Point". Natural England. 1990. Retrieved 27 October 2011.