East Soar Car Park – National Trust

Soar, Kingsbridge, TQ7 3DR

Location description

This public car park on the Soar peninsula offers access to coastal walks by day and fabulous dark skies by night and minimal light pollution from the town of Salcombe. Excellent all-around horizons make it ideal for meteor spotting!


Go stargazing site

A place identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good spot to stargaze from. This is based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and having somewhere safe to park. These locations tend to be remote car parks with no facilities.


Tonight's weather forecast

27/11/20
18:00
50%
27/11/20
21:00
18%
28/11/20
00:00
10°
14%
28/11/20
03:00
11°
44%
Weather forecast for Overbeck's Garden Salcombe (0.51 miles away) updated 27/11/20 at 04:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at East Soar Car Park - National Trust

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit East Soar Car Park - National Trust can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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