St Anthony Head

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St Anthony Head and Lighthouse, from Pendennis Head

St Anthony Head is a headland and National Trust property at the southernmost tip of the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall. It overlooks the entrance to one of the world's largest natural harbours, Carrick Roads, and the estuary of River Fal.

A twin 6" gun battery remains standing on the headland.

The headland is designated as part of Carricknath Point to Porthbean Beach and Lower Fal & Helford Intertidal Sites of Special Scientific Interest.[1] At its tip stands St Anthony's Lighthouse.


Empire Tavistock was a 798 GRT coastal tanker which was built by Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd, Grangemouth. Launched on 29 January 1945 and completed in April 1945. Sold in 1946 to Van Castricum & Co Ltd, London and renamed Sobat. Sold in 1951 to F. T. Everard & Sons Ltd and renamed Allegrity. On 13 December 1961 she ran aground at Greeb Point, St Anthony Head, Cornwall. Refloated by the tide, drifted and grounded at Veryan Beach. Capsized on 22 December and declared a total loss.

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