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Bass Point Lookout Marker

At seven feet high, this lofty chaise longue needs a leg up, or an impromptu ladder. Yet even sitting on the turf at the base you get a sense of what it’s like to be a gull.

With its sister wall at nearby Church Cove, these red beacons form a triangle with a lethal reef to alert fishermen. The lookout is manned by National Coastwatch Institution volunteers, at a cost of £3,000 a year. So tip up and tip, please.

Map: OS Explorer 103 and www.nci.org.uk/basspoint.
Grub:
The Lizard Pasty Shop (saffron yellow, you can’t miss it).
Tip: Arrive at sunrise and feel the first belt of heat bounce off the sea and onto the wall.

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