Two young women were taken to hospital after their car went over a cliff in the dark, the coastguard said.
The pair managed to escape from the vehicle and were rescued by a lifeboat following the incident at 10.15pm on Saturday.
Emergency services were called to the scene at Pendennis Point in Cornwall, a promontory boasting views across Falmouth Bay.
Marc Thomas, watch manager at Falmouth Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre, said:
“The car’s two occupants, both female, have been transferred by lifeboat to the Falmouth lifeboat house where they will then be taken on to the Royal Cornwall Hospital.
“The car is in an upright and intact position but badly damaged and will be recovered in due course.”
It was not revealed why the women were at the coastal beauty spot.
Falmouth Coastguard was deployed after receiving a call for assistance from Devon and Cornwall Police.