Toward Point

Toward Point is the southern extremity of the Cowal peninsula, near the village of Toward and six miles south of Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland. There has been a lighthouse here since 1812.


Toward Point Lighthouse was completed in 1812. It was built by Robert Stevenson (1772 - 1850) for the Cumbrae Lighthouse Trust. Two lighthouse keepers' houses were added in the later 1800s. A white building on the foreshore housed the foghorn mechanism, originally a steam engine and then diesel engines. The foghorn was taken out of operation in the 1990s. Today the buildings are a private home and not open to the public.


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