Penlee Point, Mousehole

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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 west Cornwall, England, UK.[1] 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.[2]

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  1. ^ Ordnance Survey One-inch Map of Great Britain; Land's End, sheet 189. 1961
  2. ^ "Penlee Point". Natural England. 1990. Retrieved 27 October 2011.