Cape Cornwall, formed from Mylor Slate, is one of Britain's two capes, along with Cape Wrath in Scotland.
Situated in West Cornwall, near St Just, it lies four miles north of Land’s End, accessible via the South West Coast Path.
Until the 19th century, it was considered the westernmost point in the country.
Geological studies reveal Cornwall's formation when France collided with Britain over 400 million years ago, shaped by underground volcanic activity.
The rocky and exposed headland poses challenges for fishing, recommended for experienced kayak fishermen.
Two rocks southwest of Cape Cornwall, The Brisons, are associated with shipwrecks and serve as a seabird breeding ground.
Originally called Kilgoodh Ust, its Cornish name dating to the 1500s, it was officially named 'Cape Cornwall' around 1600.
The site reveals evidence of human presence since the Late Bronze Age, featuring stone burials ('cists'), St Helen’s Oratory remains, and a cliff castle. It's part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to an old tin mine.