St Anthony Head

St Anthony Head
nr Portscatho
The Roseland

St Anthony Head is a National Trust property situated at the western tip of the Roseland Peninsula. It overlooks the entrance to the Carrick Roads and the estuary of River Fal, said to be one of the world's three largest natural harbours.

Here you will find the former St Anthony Battery, built in 1895–97 to defend the mouth of the River Fal. It was used during both World Wars before being decommissioned in 1956. Most of the buildings remain and can be walked around, the path below the walls leading to a bird hide overlooking a hidden cove.

Below the battery is St Anthony lighthouse which was built in 1835 and although no longer manned (it’s now a self-catering property!) the light continues to warn sailors of the headland and dangerous rocks offshore.

The lighthouse featured in the 1980s TV show Fraggle Rock.

National Trust car park and seasonal toilets.

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