Zone Point

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Zone Point, seen from the coastal footpath
Seen from Porthbeor Beach

Zone Point (Cornish: Sawan Hir, meaning long chasm)[1] is the southernmost extremity of the Roseland peninsula extending into Falmouth Bay near St Mawes in Cornwall, United Kingdom at grid reference SW8430. [2]

It is approximately 500 metres (550 yards) eastsoutheast of the St. Anthony's Lighthouse on St Anthony Head. The cliffs make the beach between Zone Point and St Anthony Head inaccessible from land and the small bay is the site of many Atlantic Grey Seal sightings; Atlantic Grey Seal pups can be seen on this beach from the headland and the sea.

The top of Zone Point is pasture with scrubby slopes. The South West Coast Path marks the transition between the two ecotypes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weatherhill, Craig (2009). A Concise Dictionary of Cornish Place-Names. Westport, Co. Mayo: Evertype. ISBN 9781904808220; p. 18
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey One-inch Map of Great Britain; Truro and Falmouth, sheet 190. 1961

Coordinates: 50°08.35′N 05°0.5′W / 50.13917°N 5.0083°W / 50.13917; -5.0083