The Lizard Peninsula

Discover The Lizard:

Head south on to the Lizard and the scenery changes. The rare geology of the area creates a haven for exceptional plants and flowers. Around the coastline you’ll find little fishing ports with huge granite sea walls to protect from the Atlantic gales, restaurants specialising in freshly caught seafood, and gorgeous sandy bays with jagged black rocks jutting out in to the sea. Stand right on the tip of the Lizard and look out to sea. At 49°57' N, the most southerly point on the UK’s mainland, watch the waves as they hurtle to the shore and imagine the thousands of ships that have passed by this treacherous part of the coast on their way across the Atlantic.

The villages are picture book perfect with tiny thatched cottages clinging together at the ends of the valley in coves where a small fleet of fishing boats catch fresh crab and lobster. In pubs by the shore there’s folk music and traditional Cornish singing. 

Reasons to visit The Lizard

  • Plenty of picturesque coves + beaches to keep you occupied: Kynance Cove, Kennack Sands, Coverack beach and more
  • South West Coast Path walks including The Lizard to Coverack
  • Designated as a National Character Area
  • Lies within Cornwall's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Things to do

  • Sit at Kynance Cove and simply enjoy the view of the spectacular beach. Billed as having white sand (although it’s a tad beige, in fact), the reflected sunlight turns the water turquoise
  • Walk along the thick harbour walls at Mullion Cove dramatically surrounded by tall stacks of black volcanic rock. Climb up to the hotel on the hill and take in the view
  • Visit St Winwaloe Church located right on the beach at Gunwalloe Church Cove. Dating from the 13th century and also, due to its location, known as the Church of Storms, there is a separate bell tower behind the church and inside you’ll find a 16th century rood screen made of wood from a Portuguese wreck
  • Visit the Lizard Lighthouse and find out more about maritime history in the visitor centre and enjoy the views from the top of the lighthouse
  • Visit Roskilly's farm and watch ice cream and fudge being made, enjoy local food and in the Croust House and walk it off while exploring the nature trails around the farm
  • Enjoy one of Anne's famous pasties whilst looking out over mainland Britain's most southerly point
  • Visit the camels at Rosuick Organic Farm
  • Visit the Marconi Centre at Poldhu Cove and discover the fascinating historical advances made in transatlantic radio communication
  • Take a diving trip and discover dozens of shipwrecks off the notorious Manacles rocks
  • Enjoy a sea fishing trip and catch your supper
  • Explore picturesque villages, coves and harbours such as Coverack, Cadgwith, Portholland and St Keverne  

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West Cornwall > Helston > The Lizard
Holiday homes at Gwendreath near Kennack Sands on the Lizard Peninsula, just 10 miles from the historic market town of Helston, famous for its floral dance and 4 miles from Lizard Point. Sleeps 4.

West Cornwall > Helston > Mullion > The Lizard > Film and Literature > Poldark
The Polurrian Bay Hotel in Mullion, West Cornwall is situated on The Lizard with stunning views across Mounts Bay and the Atlantic. The hotel has 12 acres of mature, landscaped gardens and boasts a beautifully restored restaurant.

West Cornwall > Helston > Mullion > The Lizard
Self catering holiday cottages at Trenance on the outskirts of Mullion village. Set in 13 acres of peaceful countryside and mature gardens our one, two and three bedroomed cottages surround the old farm yard.

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West Cornwall > Helston > The Lizard > Film and Literature > Poldark
Enjoy a peaceful, relaxing holiday in our beautifully landscaped park. Holiday homes and large touring pitches separated by shrubs. Short walk through The Lizard Nature Reserve to award-winning beach.

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North Coast > Bude > Tintagel > South Coast > Mevagissey > West Cornwall > The Lizard > Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Launceston > Saltash
Sykes Cottages have self-catering holiday cottages all over Cornwall, with over 170 cottages to rent, sleeping up to ten people. Visit our website to see our accommodation in Cornwall today!

West Cornwall > Helston > The Lizard
Little Trenoweth is the Most Southerly Thatched Grade II listed character cottage in England. The cottage has been owned by the same family for many generations, and it is unique in its heritage and charm.

West Cornwall > Helston > Redruth > The Lizard
A bed and breakfast near Redruth, West Cornwall, offering peace and tranquillity during your stay in a lovely old farmhouse. Ideally situated for both coasts and for travel around Cornwall. 

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West Cornwall > Helston > The Lizard
Nestling between farm and woodland, in an area of outstanding natural beauty lies Franchis, a quiet site perfect for families and couples.

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