Plan your visit to Lizard Point

Marconi's wireless station and living accommodation at Lizard Point

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 at Lizard Point by road

When visiting Lizard Point there are plenty of parking options. We offer free parking to National Trust members visiting the car park which is situated close to the lighthouse.

Parking fees for non National Trust members 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. 

Facilities at Lizard Point

There are toilet facilities in the car park, these are the closest toilets to the Point. There are two cafés at Lizard Point and many other options available in the village. Polpeor Café, a National Trust approved concession managed by a local family, offers views and cream teas and are famous for their homemade meringues and donuts.

Face coverings

Wearing a face covering is a personal choice, although they are recommended in crowded and enclosed places. Thank you for supporting us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

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.

The beach at Lizard Point, located next to the old lifeboat station, is small but offers a dog-friendly place to visit year round.

Walking at Lizard Point

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. 


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. 

Volunteer show visitors the local wildlife at Lizard Point

Lizard Point Wildlife Watchpoint

Run by a wonderful team of volunteers, join us at this ideal location to spot grey seals, Cornish choughs and other passing seabirds and marine mammals. Open every day, 11-3pm until Sunday 30 October 2022 (weather permitting).