Open Dates 2018:

  • January & February: CLOSED for maintenance
  • March: Sunday 25th plus Easter  – Good Friday 30th and Saturday 31st
  • April: Every Weds & Sun plus Easter Monday 2nd and Thurs 5th & 12th
  • May: Every Weds & Sun plus BH Mon 7th, Half Term: Sun 27th – Fri 1st June incl.
  • June: Every Weds & Sun plus Half Term: Fri 1st, but CLOSED Weds 6th for Tech Inspection
  • July: Every Weds, Thurs & Sun, then from 22nd every day except closed Sat 28th
  • Aug: Every day except Saturdays plus closed Sunday 26th
  • Sept: Every Wed, Thurs & Sun but CLOSED on 26th, 27th & 30th
  • OCTOBER 2018 to MAY 2019 –  CLOSED for modernisation project 

Open Times:

Guided tours are run on the hour each open day: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.  Pre-booking is not necessary and last daily tour is 4pm.

Admission Charges:

Adult: £5
Child: £3 (5-16yrs)
Family: £14 (2 +3)

Debit/credit cards not accepted due to poor signal within the Lighthouse; cash only.


  • No parking is permitted at the Lighthouse; please use Start Point Car Park, which is open daily, seasonal charges apply, nearest postcode is TQ7 2ET
  • Group visits by prior arrangement only please
  • Trinity House reserves the right to close at short notice due to adverse weather or operational requirements
  • For information on closures please check the Trinity House website:


  • Children must be a minimum of 1.1m tall and be physically capable of ascending/descending the stairs unaided and cannot be carried (this includes baby carriers)
  • Suitable footwear must be worn, flip flops are not permitted, plimsolls are available to borrow at the lighthouse
  • Other restrictions may apply
  • Information/Message Line: 01803 771802
  • Website:

The Start Point Lighthouse tour guides look forward to seeing you!