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Lizard, Cornwall, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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Select Towns & Villages: Mullion, Coverack, Gweek, Porthallow, Porthleven, Falmouth, Helford

British mainland's most southerly village
If Lizard Point is the most southerly point on the British mainland*, then Lizard is its most southerly village.

The Lizard Peninsula gets its name from the village. The Peninsula runs, roughly speaking, from the Helford River and Estuary in the north down to Lizard Point in the south and from Porthleven in the west to the Porthallow in the east.

Top South Cornwall attractions
Lizard Point is nationally famous, its Lighthouse and Heritage Centre fascinating. Walk sections of the The Lizard National Nature Reserve or yomp the South West Coast Path. To the north, try the National Seal Sanctuary and explore Helford River and Estuary.

For beaches, we'd recommend visiting Kynance Cove and Kennack Sands West, Poldhu Cove and Polurrian Cove.

Day trips
If you're spending a good length of time in South Cornwall then head for St Michael's Mount and St Ives Bay, Porthleven Harbour and Port and Sennen Cove Beach.

*Not to be confused with Land's End which is England's most westerly point and Britain's most south-westerly point.


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Lizard Lighthouse and Heritage Centre

Located in Lizard, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Lighthouse and museum on the Lizard Point, the most southerly point of mainland UK. 'See displays depicting Trinity House's history, housed in the original engine room. It was commissioned in 1752. For over 250 years, th...

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Lizard Point National Nature Reserve

Located in Lizard, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

The Lizard National Nature Reserve is a National Nature Reserve spread out across the Lizard Peninsula in South Cornwall. Named after Lizard, the most southerly point on the British mainland, The Lizard National Nature R...

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Lizard Point

Located in Lizard, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

The southernmost point on the UK mainland, Lizard Point is part of The Lizard Peninsula. Note that Land's End is the most westerly point on the UK mainland. Land's End is west of Lizard Point on The Land's End Peninsula...

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Housel Bay Hotel, Helston
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 21; Rates: 60 - 120 Per Night

Located at The Lizard, Housel Bay Hotel overlooks a secluded sandy cove and serves delicious fresh food It is convenient for the Cornish Coastal Path...

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Polurrian Hotel, Helston
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Approximately 4.4 miles away.

Total Rooms: 39; Rates: 52 - 142 Per Night

Nestled amid 12 acres of rolling countryside in Helston, this private-owned hotel boasts comfortable accommodation and welcoming communal areas with spectacular views over Polurrian Beach...

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Burnoon Barn
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Approximately 6.4 miles away.

Rates: 388 - 789 Per Week

A leafy 'no through' lane leads to this newly restored barn set in its own ¼ acre of patio and lawns. Overlooking farmland with distant sea views and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it is a tranquil...

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