Lizard and the Lizard Peninsula is a unique, stunning area, almost surrounded by the sea, almost standing alone from the rest of the county.
A haven and inspiration for artists, walkers and a multitude of different types of people, it seems Lizard is the UK’s best kept secret, with rocks and cliffs sheltering the tiny fishing villages and wonderful activities that await visitors. The Lizard Peninsula has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and still retains many of its ancient characteristics and unspoilt lands. It is recognised as being of international botanical importance and here you can find 15 of Britain’s rarest plants.
The warm local climate fuelled by the Gulf Stream has led to the abundant growth of sub-tropical vegetation, and a bright spectrum of colour throughout the year. Amongst the many things you can do here are fishing trips, dolphin spotting and diving opportunities, as well as farm attractions that include a camel farm!
The Lizard and Kynance Cove, The Lizard, near Helston, Cornwall (01326) 561407
Lizard Point, the most southerly point in Great Britain, has a history all of its own.
Here, the Spanish Armada was spotted on the waves in 1588, and some three hundred years later, the first wireless messages were sent over the airwaves.
At low tide, Kynance Cove is open for exploring and is adjacent to the popular Kynance beach resort.