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Things to do inThe Lizard Peninsula

Visitor information for The Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall

  • The Lizard Peninsula

The Lizard Peninsula is a place of contrasts. Much of the coastline, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is in the care of the National Trust; and the South West Coast Path provides beautiful walks for walkers of all ages and abilities.

Spring arrives early in this part of the country and hedgerows are full of wild flowers. The area is a favourite with ornithologists as there are many bird species to be seen.

The largest community on the Lizard is Mullion, a bustling village that offers a range of shops and places to eat. South of Mullion is Kynance Cove, renowned for its huge and dramatic outcrops of serpentine, a dark rock mottled and veined with green, red and white which is unique to the Lizard.

The villages of Cadgwith and Coverack still have a small fleet of fishing boats, a reminder of a proud fishing industry; and local teams in Cadgwith continue to battle it out on gig-racing days.

The square in St Keverne is the focus of attention during the summer months when band concerts and the annual Ox Roast take place. A statue commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Cornish Rebellion can be found just outside the village and is well worth seeing.

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16 Aug 2018
Things to do on a rainy day in Cornwall Cornwall is blessed with countless scenic locations to explore in the summer months, from Land’s End to Port Isaac there are plenty of beauty spots and outdoor activities to enjoy. But what about those grey days in Cornwall when the number one priority is keeping dry? We’ve compiled a list of fantastic Cornwall attractions and activities to keep you and your family entertained when the rain takes hold. Rainy Day Attractions & Activities in ... Read more...
26 Mar 2018
Resort Cornwall Magazine 2018 The popular Resort Cornwall magazine for 2018 is out today. Our free title offers visitors the chance to discover all the best things to see and do across the county. Resort is packed with great attractions, activities, food and drink, shopping, events and more ideas for great days out. You'll also find lots of money-saving vouchers! Keep an eye out for the bright yellow dispensers and pick up your copy soon - they'll be found in many hotels, holiday parks, shops, ... Read more...
11 Aug 2017
Coverack on the Lizard Peninsula It’s business as usual in the charming village of Coverack, which recently suffered a flash flood that gushed through the centre of the village before pouring over the sea wall. The community has really pulled together to repair the damage and ensure that visitors can enjoy all that the village has to offer. Situated on the Lizard Peninsula, some twelve miles from Helston, Coverack is one of a string of small villages that lie along the Lizard coastline, which is an Area ... Read more...

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