The Magical Lizard Peninsula
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.
From our guests...
“Our 5th summer visit to Cockle Cottage. Barbara & Mark have made some wonderful changes - it's so comfortable... See you again next year!”
Ingrid & Mike - Kent (Aug 2008)