Opening times for 3 December 2023
Asset Opening time Coastline Dawn - Dusk The Wireless Station Closed Wildlife Watchpoint Closed
The Wildlife Watchpoint and Wireless Station are open weather dependent. They are run by volunteers so opening days or times depend on volunteer availability.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Polpeor Cafe (concession)
Check local beaches for council enforced seasonal ban 1 July - 31 August 10am - 6pm
£2 for 1 hours, £4 for 4 hours, £6 over 4 hours.
Last toilets in Lizard Point car park
Toilets, including accessible toilets, at Lizard Point car park. Partly accessible grounds with some sheer cliffs. There are surfaced paths to viewpoints overlooking Lizard Point. Dogs welcome all year at Polpeor Beach. Lizard Point car park not suitable for coaches which must stop at the green in Lizard Village.
Last toilets in Lizard Point car park
A3083 from Helston south to Lizard Point. NT car park signposted, opposite lighthouse. Lizard Point car park is not suitable for coaches or large motor homes. Parking available at Lizard Village green for motorhomes. No suitable parking for coaches, drop off only.
Parking: NT car park at Lizard Point. Pay and display charges apply for non-members. Members park free.
Sat Nav: Lizard Point car park use postcode TR12 7NT or what3words: ///explores.mouths.glow Lizard Village green car park use TR12 7NZ or what3words: ///interval.remain.quitter
Lizard Point is on the South West Coast Path. There are many local footpaths leading to and from the point. Call into our information hut for maps and information.
Helston to Lizard bus route 34 operated by First Bus. Kynance Cove 2 miles, Lizard Point ½ mile from bus stop in village.
Dogs are welcome all year round at Lizard Point, with miles of wild and unspoilt countryside and coast path to explore. Sheer cliffs and farmland are rich in wildlife so we ask that dogs are kept on a lead at all times to help us maintain these delicate habitats.
Dramatic cliffs and rugged coastline shaped by the Atlantic, encircled by the South West Coast Path and intersected by secluded coves and white sandy beaches.
Spot seals, dolphins and the occasional whale as well as the popular Cornish choughs that breed close by. Chat to volunteers about what they've spotted this season and borrow some binoculars to see what you can spot.
Lizard Wireless Station
Home of the first wireless radio transmission in 1901, this volunteer run hands-on experience tells the story of Marconi and his pioneering technological achievements.
Explore Britain’s most southerly point. Head out for a walk with spectacular views, spot rare wildlife at the watch point and visit the Marconi wireless station.
Have a go at kayaking, climbing or coasteering with our partner Lizard Adventure. Or join a surfing lesson & catch some waves with former professional Dan Joel.
Take in dramatic views of the Atlantic, visit the lighthouse and look out for local wildlife on this enjoyable walk around the most southerly point in Britain.
Take a short walk around the western side of the Lizard Peninsula for stunning coastal scenery and a chance to spot rare plants, birds and other wildlife.
Discover medieval mills and the ruins of a Victorian stoneware factory on this walk down to the sea through the picturesque Poltesco valley.
A quiet retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Cadgwith Cove village and beach.
With a sea-view garden and a cosy interior, this converted barn makes for a relaxing stay.
A green campsite surrounded by nature reserves on the Lizard, a ten-minute walk from the South West Coast Path.
The Lizard peninsula, the most southerly part of the British mainland, is a place apart. Lizard Point is mainland Britain's most southerly point, infamous as a site of shipwrecks in the past and overlooking what is still one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.
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 cliffs and farmland surrounding Lizard Point are incredibly rich in wildlife, depending on the time of year you visit you may see adders basking in the sunshine or bright pink Thrift on the clifftops.
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 at Bass Point, a short walk along the coast path from Lizard Point.
Discover how Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi developed ground-breaking technology on these remote Cornish clifftops that paved the way for today's instant worldwide communication.
Lizard National Trust is one of 63 projects across the country to have been awarded a share of £14.5 million by Natural England to help recover 150 species nationwide.
We are working to create 250 hectares of new species rich grassland at National Trust sites across Cornwall. The project, due to be completed by 2026, will help us rise to the twin challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change.
Thanks to funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, the Lizard Peninsula has started improvements to help make the South West Coast Path a year-round experience. Find out about other nearby places that have benefitted.
Many National Trust places helped bring the BAFTA award-winning Poldark series to life, including lots of coast and countryside rich in mining and Cornish history.