Plan your visit
Welcome to Lizard Point, home to the most southerly point in mainland Britain. If you're after walks, wildlife and an abundance of fresh air or you just want to have a cup of tea with a nice view, below is the information you need to plan your visit here.
Arriving by road
When visiting Lizard Point there are plenty of parking options. We offer free parking to members visiting the National Trust car park which is situated close to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is open on most days from Easter to the end of the summer and offers tours around the heritage centre, see the lighthouse webpages for details here. Parking fees vary through the year and when the car park is unmanned we operate a pay and display system. There are also options to park in Lizard village on the green, the walk down to Lizard Point from the village takes about 20 minutes.
From the National Trust car park the walk down to Lizard Point takes between 5 and 10 minutes along a stretch of coastpath. The views are really quite special on route as you head to the Point.
There are toilet facilities in the car park, these are the closest toilets to the Point. There are 2 cafes at Lizard Point and many other options available in the village. Polpeor Café, a National Trust approved concession managed by Peter and his family, offers views and cream teas and are famous for their homemade meringues and donuts. The beach at Lizard Point, located next to the old lifeboat station, is small but offers a dog friendly place to visit year round.
We also operate a small visitor information point where you can find out about our work, purchase membership to the National Trust and buy a souvenir from our shop.
During the winter months, weather permitting, the information point is open on weekends as well as 21-24 December and Boxing Day 10am-4pm. The hut will also be open for half term, 15-23 February 2020, 10am-4pm.
There are plenty of walks at or around Lizard Point, from short circular walks exploring the local area around the Point to longer more challenging walks taking in some of the inland paths that we look after. The walk to Kynance Cove is a very popular 2.5 mile route along the South West Coast Path and has the option to return via Lizard village. For more information about some of our walks click here.
Lizard Point has become well known for its wide variety of diverse wildlife. From Cornish Choughs to seals, rare plants and reptiles there is plenty to spot for all levels of wildlife enthusiast. For more information about wildlife at Lizard Point we recommend heading down to the Wildlife Watchpoint which is situated in the most southerly building. Run by volunteers the Watchpoint has become a really important place of reference for recording the many species visiting or calling Lizard Point home. The Watchpoint is open from Easter through the summer months.