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Holidays in Lizard

Lizard is the most southerly village of mainland Cornwall

Lizard Point with Polpeor Cove below

Perfect for walkers, swimmers and those who simply want to relax, the Lizard Peninsula offers a unique holiday experience. The white sands of Kynance Cove make this one of the UK’s most visited beaches. With rocks rising from the azure water, the beach resembles a more exotic location. Nearby, Kennack Sands is comprised of two beaches, one of which is a stunning nature reserve. Kennack Sands is renowned among surfers, offering frequent 4-5 foot waves.

Kynance Cove

Villages in Lizard are peaceful, often lined with pretty thatched cottages with remarkable sea views. There are plenty of towns and villages to explore, each home to charming Cornish pubs and unique attractions. The village of Lizard is Britain’s most southerly settlement. With a picturesque village green, surrounded by galleries, shops and cafes, this quaint area is hugely popular with holidaymakers. Here, you’ll find Lizard Lighthouse . Guiding boats along the English Channels, this iconic lighthouse is set on a notably hazardous yet stunning part of the coast. If you’d like to explore the area on foot, the walk around the Lizard Peninsula is around 7 miles. It’s well worth the two and a half hour journey to take in some of the UK’s most magnificent scenery. Don’t forget to look out for the native seals and basking sharks.

If you’re stopping for lunch, it’s tough to beat the view from Polpeor Café on Lizard Point. Serving up locally caught fresh fish, the café offers dishes such as a luxury fish pie, the catch of the day and tasty starters including homemade crab cakes. There are plenty of non-seafood options on the menu, too.

Cadgwith Cove Inn . This extraordinarily popular pub is renowned for its locally sourced meals, including Cadgwith crab salad and a Cornish ploughman’s. Set on the Lizard Peninsula coastal walk, this is the ideal place to eat and relax. If you’re just looking for somewhere to enjoy a local ale, try The Top House Inn or The Witchball. You can even pick up a traditional Cornish pasty from the renowned Ann’s Pasties. Don’t forget to try a scoop of ice cream from local parlour, Roskilly’s.

“Home to the world-famous Kynance Cove and some of the UK’s most extraordinary landscapes, the Lizard Peninsula is truly breathtaking.”

If you’re keen to explore the surrounding area, you’re close to Mullion, Helston, Falmouth, Porthleven and Penzance.

While you’re there

Lizard Peninsula

Take on a variety of walking routes with stunning views of the Helford river.

Housel Bay

This small sandy cove is only visible at low tide and is just 15 minutes from Lizard Point.

Church Cove

There is level access to the beach here and the cove is good for snorkelling.

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