GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Prawle Point Walk - the Southernmost Point of Devon

2 miles (4 km)

Visit this wonderful coastal headland on this exhilarating walk in South Devon. There's spectacular cliff tops, pretty beaches and great views along the coast. The spot is also significant as the southernmost point of Devon and a good place for wildlife watching. Look out for the rare cirl bunting and chestnut-sided warbler as you make your way through the area. There's also lots of pretty wildflowers and interesting plants, with orange tip, heath brown and red admiral butterflies fluttering around them.
The walk starts from the Prawle Point car park, about a mile south west of the village of East Prawle. From here it is a short walk to the Coastwatch Lookout at Prawle Point. Here you will find the Coastwatch visitor centre with a wealth of information about the area.
From the headland you can see various birds on the cliffs such as cormorants, razorbills, fulmars and little owls. There's also lots of pretty vegetation including tormentil, birds foot trefoil and autumn squill.
After rounding the headland you head north to Gammon Head and Pig's Nose where you turn inland. Other footpaths then take you back to the car park.
It's easy to extend your walk by picking up the South West Coast Path and heading north west towards East Portlemouth. Here you can catch a ferry over the estuary and visit Salcombe. There are nice walks here around the Salcombe and Kingsbridge Estuary and up to Bolt Head.
Heading east along the coast path will take you past Lannacombe Bay to Start Point where you can enjoy interesting tours at the lighthouse.

Postcode

TQ7 2BX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Prawle Point OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Prawle Point Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Near the route you could stop of at the noteworthy Pigs Nose Inn. The historic pub dates back to the 16th century and has been a Victorian hotel and a smugglers inn used to 'store the booty' from the various shipwrecks around the coast. Inside there's a cosy, quirky olde worlde interior where you can enjoy a good range of meals and ales. On warmer days you can sit outside and enjoy views of the charming village green. You can find them in East Prawle at postcode TQ7 2BY for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The coastal paths make for a fine dog walk and the Pigs Nose mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In nearby East Portlemouth you could pick up the circular Gara Rock Walk from the public car park. This area includes a fine cliff top hotel and a lovely secluded beach which you can access on a steep slope.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Devon Walks page.

Photos

Prawle point view east

View east from the Point.

Prawle Point - geograph.org.uk - 1577759

Countryside and coastguard cottage near the point

On Prawle Point - geograph.org.uk - 845313

On Prawle Point. The rocks on the eastern side of the headland are illuminated by the late afternoon sun against a deep blue sea. The photographer's shadow also appears. Immediately below is the rocky point on the far side of Copstone Cove; beyond is Langerstone Point.

Prawle Point Cottages - geograph.org.uk - 845265

Prawle Point Cottages. A row of 10 cottages built in 1903 to house the Coast Guard.On the hill in the background are houses on the southern edge of East Prawle. Taken from the South West Coast Path.

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Stunning coastal view

Rock on Prawle Point - geograph.org.uk - 845304

Rock on Prawle Point. A streamlined piece of schist just below the lookout post on the headland.

Prawle Point Coastwatch Station - geograph.org.uk - 372419

Prawle Point Coastwatch Station

Wall and gate near Prawle Point - geograph.org.uk - 845256

Wall and gate near Prawle Point. The South West Coast Path crosses a field boundary near the coastguard cottages at the Point. In the background is Copstone Cove.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Prawle Point.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)