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.

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Lizard Point stretching into the Atlantic

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.

The sun goes down over Poldhu beach


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


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.

Daffodils in bloom at 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 

Poltesco is a special place on the east coast of the Lizard, offering 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.

Walking on the South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path. Creating a year-round economic asset 

Thanks to funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, works have started to help make the South West Coast Path a year-round experience. Find out what work has started and where.

Two children camping at night

Teneriffe Farm Campsite 

Teneriffe Farm, near Mullion, in Cornwall offers sea views and some of the best access to wildlife, coast and countryside from it's prime location on The Lizard.