Start Point in South Devon is one of the most rugged and exposed peninsulas on the English coast. At its tip, the lighthouse has shone for more than 170 years. Today, as well as being a working lighthouse, it is also a popular visitor attraction.
It is a fascinating story of the lighthouse itself plus the lives of the keepers and their families, and the many dramatic wrecks and stirring events that have occurred on and around the coast. The author also describes the natural history and scenery of Start Point and provides a guide to three outstanding walks in the area.