The Lizard Peninsula, in south west Cornwall, is where to go to slow down – enjoy the clean air, explore wild natural beauty and relax on uncrowded beaches. Almost entirely surrounded by water and with just two roads, the peninsula is less developed than most other parts of Cornwall, which is exactly the appeal. It is also a protected area rich in wildlife, of geological significance and of international botanical importance.
Cliffs shelter whitewashed fishing villages, whilst to the north the Helford River snakes through lush forests and spectacular gardens. Popular activities here include walking, horse-riding, surfing, windsurfing, fishing and sailing,
You won’t have to go far for a beautiful beach, such as the much photographed Kynance Cove, one of the most picturesque in Cornwall. From here you can walk to Lizard Point where you may spot seals, dolphins, Cornish choughs and even a whale or two. Around the point, Lizard Lighthouse is the only lighthouse in the county that you can climb. The Lizard Peninsula is also a great place for divers thanks to its marine biodiversity and shipwrecks including Dollar Cove and The Manacles.
Do also visit the Marconi Centre to discover all about developments in transatlantic radio communication, while local, organic food such as crab, lobster, ice-cream and Helford Creek cider are also a must. The rugged coastline and spectacular scenery makes the Lizard Peninsula one of our favourite places to visit in Cornwall time and time again.