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Dramatic and historic stretch of Cornish coast

The Lizard peninsula, the most southerly part of the British mainland, is a place apart.

A combination of the mild maritime climate and complex and unique geology has produced an area with a distinctive character, well known for its rare and unusual flora and where the famous call of the Cornish chough is never far away.

The Lizard peninsula is also renowned as the birthplace of modern communication, where Marconi undertook some of his pioneering radio experiments.  These experiments are celebrated at the Marconi Centre at Poldhu and the Lizard Wireless Station.

National Trust places on the Lizard range from the dramatic coastal scenery around Lizard Point to the beautiful ancient woodland around the Helford River.

Two miles to the north of Lizard Village lies the secluded Kynance Cove, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and a few miles further along this stretch of coast the beautiful picture-postcard harbour at Mullion Cove protects a small fishing fleet from the ferocious Atlantic storms.

Frogspawn early?

Sometimes, with the milder climate, the wildlife on the Lizard does very well compared to the rest of the country, find out how our Lizard frogs have got a head start this year in particular.

Bird news

It's not just the warmer months when you'll see a huge variety of bird life at Lizard Point, we have some interesting wintering visitors too.

Don't miss

With so much to see and do on the Lizard you may want to plan your trip in advance. We've added some of our better, and less well known places, to our website.  Check them out to help plan your visit.

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