Bull point lighthouse at sunset

Morte Point & Bull Point Walk

Previously infamous for smugglers and shipwrecks, this coastal stretch has transformed into an idyllic escape from bustling crowds. The rugged cliffs, rocky headlands, and sandy bays create a dramatic backdrop. As you walk from Morte Point to Bull Point, keep an eye out for playful seals. The coastal heathland and maritime grasslands provide ideal habitats for birds and other wildlife. Don’t miss the hidden coves of Rockham Bay and Bennett’s Mouth—they’re well worth exploring.

Time: 2.5-3 hours

Distance: 6 mile

Route: Challenging

The Route

Start: at Mortehoe village car park, grid reference SS458453

Exit carpark opposite the post office and turn left, at the Church yard turn right up the lane between the Church & The Ship Aground pub. Follow this lane onto the National Trust footpath to Morte Point, making sure you keep to the right of the cemetery to enter through the gates onto Morte Point.

Continue straight on via the downhill grass track, after 200m turn left to join the footpath which will link onto the coast path around Morte Point. This footpath will take you through to Bull Point & the lighthouse, passing by Sandy Rockham Bay.

At the lighthouse walk the gravel path on the left which will take you around the back of the lighthouse, you can then rejoin the coast path.

Continue up hill on the path, you will then start to descend down the steep steps to the Rocky Bay of Bennett’s Mouth. You will need to take the sharp right turn before the bridle gate signposted Mortehoe. Keep the stream on your left & continue along the path.

Along the path you will pass through a bridle gate where you need to continue until the signpost. Keep to the lower path until you reach a bridge to your left, do not cross the bridge but follow the path up the hill until the reach the top which is tarmacked. Turn left to return to Mortehoe.

Follow lane and through the metal gate, continue along the road to Mortehoe Village Car Park.