The route will be signposted. The first part is across the Downs to Cow Gap which will take around 15 minutes. From there you take the steps down to the beach which are fairly steep and can cause a little bit of congestion, so please be patient! Once on the beach, turn right and head for the lighthouse which will take around 50 minutes to reach. Whilst you can leave early, if you want to walk around the lighthouse, you need to depart around one and a half hours before low water as it will not be clear until then. When on the beach, the going may look a bit easier near the cliffs, but PLEASE do not be tempted to go there – you need to walk well clear of the cliffs as they are prone to falling and can cause serious injury or worse, so keep well to seaward side.
When you get to the lighthouse you will be able to walk round it and achieve your objective. Some people are tempted to walk up to the platform leading to the door of the lighthouse, but we would strongly advise against doing this as steps to the platform are narrow and can be extremely slippery.
Safety - Obviously paramount, so please help us to help you!
17:45 - Check-in Desks Open
18:30 - Check-in Closes
19:28 – Forecast low water.
20:27 – Sunset.
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