Cape Cornwall - National Trust, Cape Cornwall

Cape Cornwall (Cornish: Kilgoodh Ust, meaning "goose back of St Just") is a small headland in Cornwall, England, UK. It is four miles north of Land's End near the town of St Just. A cape is the point of land where two bodies of water meet and until the first Ordnance Survey, 200 years ago, it was thought that Cape Cornwall was the most westerly point in Cornwall.

Most of the headland is owned by the National Trust. There is also a National Coastwatch look out on the seaward side. The only tourist infrastructure at present is a car park (owned by the National Trust) and a public toilet and refreshments van during the summer.

The Brisons, two offshore rocks, are located approximately one mile southwest of Cape Cornwall and are the starting line of the annual swimming race ending at Priest Cove.

A mosaic of rocky coastal habitats are home to the returning chough – Cornwall’s iconic national emblem.

Making the most of your day

Perfect beach for rock-pooling and wild swimming. Local crab and lobster fishermen still use Priest Cove. Coast path goes by Ballowall Burrow and the Coastwatch hut

 

 

 

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