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Holidays on The Lizard

The Lizard peninsula is the most southerly point in UK and home to several villages, including Lizard village - the gateway to Lizard Point. This stunning peninsula, bordered on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, has so much to explore, including its many beaches, fishing villages, traditional pubs, hidden cafes and miles of country and coastal walks. 

The Lizard is a wonderful destination for holidays. Families can enjoy spending days rock pooling on the beaches, splashing in the sea, eating ice creams  and visiting attractions such as the Seal Sanctuary in Gweek. Meanwhile, couples can enjoy a relaxing retreat, spending their days meandering through the countryside, exploring the South West Coast Path, dining in popular pubs and discovering quaint villages. 

Did you know...

Queen Victoria made The Lizard a popular holiday destination after visiting in in 1846!

Beaches on The Lizard

Church Cove, Gunwalloe

At the end of a long winding road, you’ll discover Church Cove, a National Trust owned sandy cove with its own church. National Trust parking is available, along with toilets and a café. Lifeguards man the beach during the summer months.

Poldhu Cove 

Popular with the locals for its café with famous hot chocolates, Poldhu Cove is a wonderful beach for families, also owned by the National Trust. Children can enjoy safely playing in the stream that leads to the sea at this sheltered beach. Visitors can make the most of the facilities available, including a café, surf school and toilets. Lifeguards are present during the summer months. 

Kynance Cove 

Famous for its crystal clear waters and almost exotic scenery, Kynance Cove is a little bit of paradise on the peninsula. Owned by the National Trust, this well-maintained beach is incredibly popular and can get busy in the summer months. Visitors will have to descend an uneven path to reach the cove from the car park. The beach has a café and toilets, but is not lifeguarded. 

Kynance beach cafe offers truly stunning views and is featured in our blog: The best beach-front cafes in West Cornwall.

Kennack Sands 

Split into two sections, Kennack Sands West and Kennack Sands East are divided by a rocky outcrop known as the Caeverracks. This large sandy beach is incredibly popular with families as there is ample sand (especially at low tide), rockpools aplenty and a stream that runs down the beach. The beach has parking, is lifeguarded during the summer months, and Kennack Sands East is dog friendly year-round.

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Walks on The Lizard

There are plenty of places to walk on the Lizard Peninsula, offering the chance to explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Most notably is the South West Coast Path, which weaves itself around the edge of the Peninsula. Ramble along the coast path and you’ll be amazed by the breathtaking views and unforgettable scenery. 

Likewise, there are miles of footpaths to discover throughout the countryside on the Lizard, many which lead to quaint pubs and cafes. Pop your boots on and head off for an afternoon exploring the local fields, villages and woodlands.  

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