Welcome to the Lizard

With miles of coast and countryside, beaches, wildlife and history, the Lizard Peninsula is a special place to visit and explore. Home to mainland Britain's most southerly point, some of the nicest and lesser known beaches in Cornwall and some completely unique wildlife there really is something for everyone. Below we've put together some of our favourites to make planning your trip here easier.

Marconi's wireless station and living accommodation at Lizard Point

Lizard Point

Mainland Britain's most southerly point, where the Atlantic meets the English Channel and home to Lizard lighthouse. Lizard Point marks the start and end of many journeys not just for people but also for the abundant visiting wildlife.

Maritime heather in flower in August and view of Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove

Often voted one of the best beaches in the world Kynance, hidden away in a corner on The Lizard, provides white sand, turquoise sea, caves to explore among the giant towering serpentine stacks and an award winning cafe.

A family enjoy the beach at Poldhu

Poldhu 

With a surf school, cafe and large sandy beach you can see why Poldhu is a firm favourite with both locals and visitors

Boats on the slip way at Mullion Harbour

Mullion Cove

Mullion Cove is home the historic Mullion Harbour, once a busy port but now only used by a few local boats. In the summer the cove is bustling with activity as well as local wildlife, in the winter the harbour walls are battered by the force of the Atlantic.

Path to the beach at Gunwalloe Church Cove

Gunwalloe 

Nestled into the cliff lies a medieval church surrounded by two popular beaches. The area, once the location of one of Cornwall's oldest settlements, is also home to an important reed bed abundant with bird life.

The beautiful parkland at Penrose

Penrose 

Acres of parkland and woodland meet the coast at Loe Bar all set within an historic landscape with Loe Pool at it's heart. Penrose has over 12km of footpaths and bridleways to explore on foot or by bike and a cafe at the Stables to enjoy the parkland views from with a cup of tea.

Poltesco Valley's historical serpentine works

Poltesco and the quiet east coast 

The east coast of The Lizard is often referred to as the quieter side and with it's wooded valleys and hidden coves it's easy to understand why. Poltesco, one of our special places on the east coast, offers quiet woodland and coastal paths to explore the valley abundant with wildlife, where nature is slowly taking over what once was a very industrial landscape.