Foreland Point

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For the Foreland on the Isle of Wight, see Foreland.
Foreland Point

Foreland Point is a rocky headland in Devon near Lynmouth, and is the most northerly point along the Devon and Exmoor coast.[1] The highest cliff is 89 metres (292 ft) above the high tide, although the highest point of the entire headland is near Countisbury (a village around a mile away) at 302 metres (991 ft). The headland is owned by the National Trust; some areas are open to public access all year, as part of the South West Coast Path, while other areas have limited access.[2] The Trinity House-operated Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse is also located here.[3]

The area of the sea between Bideford and Foreland Point is a Marine Conservation Zone.[4]


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Foreland, North and South". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). 1911. 
  2. ^ "Walk - Foreland Point Adventurous Walk". South West Coast Path. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse". Trinity House. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Marine Conservation Zones: Bideford to Foreland Point". Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Natural England and Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 

Coordinates: 51°14′N 3°47′W / 51.233°N 3.783°W / 51.233; -3.783