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BEST THINGS TO DO IN THE LIZARD

The best things to do and see whilst staying in the Lizard, Cornwall


kynance cove

Porthleven


Porthleven is the only town in the Lizard with a tranquil harbour area to wander around and enjoy the incredible views. Take a walk along the coast, stop for lunch or a coffee or visit the market showcasing the work of local craftsmen on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from May-October


Mullion cove


If you choose to stay at the Polurrian on the Lizard (like we did and this is where we would recommend you stay), you can walk from the Polurrian to Mullion cove. Mullion cove is a steep sided cove and has a long fishing history. You can witness the waves crashing against the cove and the views from the cove from above. Continue your walk back past the Polurrian to reach Poldhu cove, another picturesque spot in the Lizard



Cadgwith and Coverack


Cadgwith is a tiny little fishing village on the Lizard peninsula. There is limited car access so it is recommended that you park further out at the designated car park and then walk into the village.


Coverack is another tiny coastal village and fishing port. Both of these towns are quaint but there isn't a whole lot to do so if you are short for time, you won't be missing much if you don't visit


Kynance cove


Arguably the most well-known attraction in the Lizard and for good reason. The turquoise waters and red serpertine cliffs make Kynance cove a spectacle and a definite must-see on your trip to Cornwall. You can park at the National Trust car park and walk the short distance to reach Kynance cove. You can either take steps or an accessible route. Stop at the Kynance cafe for a drink overlooking the stunning cove.


Instead of driving to the Kynance cove car park, we parked at the Lizard Point car park and walked the coastal path to reach the cove. This is a beautiful walk with so many photo spots along the way and in our opinion, the best way to reach Kynance cove



Lizard point, the lighthouse and the most southern point of Great Britain


Another of the main attractions in the Lizard is Lizard Point. There is a donation car park before you reach the National Trust car park and you will be able to see Ann's pasty shop from here. Pick up a traditional Cornish pasty to have on your walk. From the car park you can walk the short distance and first reach the lighthouse. You can then walk down to see Lizard Point and the most southern point of Great Britain. Keep your eyes peeled for seals popping their heads up from the water


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Seal spotting and bird watching


There are numerous seal spotting and bird watching spots around the Lizard given it is on a peninsula and by the coast. Here are some of the best:


  • Lizard point

  • Kynance cove

  • Housel Bay

  • Bass point


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