East coast

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Hidden valleys, secret spots and dramatic history

The birth of wireless

Believe it or not the Lizard is home to the very start of the wireless technology movement. In the very early 20th century Bass Point was the location chosen by Marconi to perfect this technology.

The Poltesco Valley

At Poltesco you can discover the remains of centuries of local industry. From medieval mills and a working harbour to one of the only serpentine works in the world, the valley is a hidden gem waiting to be explored.

Hidden coves

Popular with walkers the east coast of the Lizard offers these explorers the opportunity to get away from it all on a beach of their very own…apart from the odd dolphin or basking shark that is.

Helford River and Frenchman's Creek

The entrance to Frenchman's Creek on the Helford River

The entrance to Frenchman's Creek on the Helford River

With wooded valleys aplenty the east coast of The Lizard is home to the Helford River and Frenchman's Creek, made famous by author Daphne Du Maurier. Frenchman's Creek isn't that easily found but once you've discovered it you'll want to come back again and again. In the sunshine the views over the river across to Port Navas and up towards Tremayne Quay have kept everyone from queens of England to queens of pop coming back for centuries.


Tremayne Quay

If it's a perfect picnic spot you're after then it doesn't get any more picturesque than Tremayne Quay. Built specifically to impress Queen Victoria, the quay is reached by boat or by a lovely wooded valley walk.