Trevose Head

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Trevose Head (right of photo) seen from the north-west (the two nearer headlands (left of photo) are Stepper Point and Gunver Head)
Trevose Head Lifeboat Station

Trevose Head (Cornish: Penn Trenfos, meaning farm of the wall's headland[citation needed]) (grid reference SW853764) is a headland on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall, 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 Heritage Coast. In clear weather, visitors to 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 (40 miles), Devon; to the south, it extends beyond St Ives to the headland at Pendeen Watch (35 miles). Trevose Head Lighthouse, maintained by 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 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 and Constantine Bay Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 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.[1]


  1. ^ "Trevose Head and Constantine Bay" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 

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Coordinates: 50°32′52″N 5°01′55″W / 50.54785°N 5.03191°W / 50.54785; -5.03191