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Cloch Point

A headland which forms the northwestern extremity of Inverclyde, Cloch Point lies opposite Dunoon, 2½ miles (4 km) west southwest of Gourock. Marked by Cloch Lighthouse, which was built in 1797, it is here that the Firth of Clyde turns sharply south as it flows out towards the Irish Sea. During World War II, a boom was strung across the estuary, from Cloch Point to Dunoon, to prevent German submarines attacking naval and merchant vessels at anchor.


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