The Lizard Peninsula is a secret back water – almost an island, girded on three sides by the sea and the fourth by the meandering waters of the Helford river. Only a tiny land bridge connects The Lizard to the rest of Cornwall.
The Lizard has a selection of golden beaches and pebbly coves, dramatic cliff tops and still rivers and creeks full of bird life. There are freshwater lakes, open heathland, the world famous hued Serpentine rock outcrops and gardens full of sub-tropical plants warmed by the Gulf Stream.
The villages of Cadgwith, Coverack, Porthleven and Million are well worth a vist – not only do they provide you direct access onto the SW Coastal Path, but they are all charming as well. Cadgwith in particular has a great reputation for locally caught crab! Helston is at the gateway to The Lizard and is recorded in the Doomsday Book.
The sleepy hollow of Helford Village is a pretty hamlet of quaint cottages nestled around the creek with The Shipwright’s Arms, a water-side pub. From this pub, you can take a foot ferry to the Trebah and Glendurgan gardens. You can also hire a motor or sailing boat and explore Daphne Du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek and the birdlife of the river.
The video below gives you a flavour of The Lizard Peninsula.
The Lizard Lighthouse is Cornwall’s most southerly land lighthouse and the only lighthouse in Cornwall you can climb.
This real Lighthouse has been shining a light for over 260 years, guiding ships safely home.
A sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Open every day of the year, from 10am.
Discover the magic of this beautiful Cornish valley garden with over four miles of footpath.
Explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms. Follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to our very own secluded beach on the Helford River.
This lush garden is on the banks of the Helford River and is always a great day out.
With three valleys to explore as well as it's own private beach and maze, Glendurgan is a great place to watch birds and boats, skim stones and build sand-castles.
The Shipwright's Arms
This is an arty, foodie, thatched pub on the river, open everyday from 11am to 11pm.
Lunch is served from 12-6pm; and dinner is served from 6-9pm.
They serve local beer and cider, coffees and teas, and thier menu is sourced as close to home as possible.
A working, organic Cornish farm famed for it's ice cream, yogurts and fudge!
It's free to visit and there's plenty to explore on the farm from strolling around the meadows and ponds to sampling the ice cream.
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