Longships Rocks, Land's End, Cornwall

The Longships Lighthouse stands on Carn Bras, the biggest of the Longships Rocks.


Longships Rocks and lighthouse Land's End

The granite rock underlying this part of Cornwall is responsible for the tall majestic cliffs, rocky outcrops offshore such as the Longships rocks and boulders strewn about the landscape.

The seas can be rough with big waves that obscure the rocks, ideal for Cornwall's surfing coast but a hazard to passing ships. The current Longships lighthouse is unmanned and has an eleven mile range.

The rocks are a popular place for diving because marine life uses the rocks for shelter. The three largest rocks above sea level are called Carn Bras, Tal-y-Maen and Meinek.


Diving holidays around the Longships Lighthouse

Rent a self catering holiday cottage in the area for fast access to your diving site. A holiday cottage offers adequate storage space for your diving equipment and good quality comfortable accommodation.