The Daymark

24m Octagonal Day Beacon

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This hollow, octagonal tower is built of limestone and rises to 80ft (24m) high on tall arched legs.

The Daymark beacon was never intended to be used at night and is a day time warning/locator to shipping. Set on the cliffs on the edge of this part of the Devon coast it stands in an open field and makes a great marker for a stunning coastal walk.

Dartmouth harbour can be difficult to find from the sea. In 1863, Charles Seale Hayne became a founder member of the Dartmouth Harbour Commission, whose main aim was to improve access and facilities to Dartmouth harbour. In 1864 Seale Hayne leased land for the erection of the tower as a day beacon.

The Daymark can be reached from the South West Coastal Path just inland from Froward Point. 

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