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Lizard Peninsula Cornwall

Lizard Peninsula Cornwall

Seal at Gweek Seal Sanctuary Lizard Cornwall

The Lizard Peninsula Cornwall is a magnificent peninsula jutting out of Cornwall by the town of Helston. The Lizard Peninsula has dramatic coastal scenery and spectacular views and is an excellent place to visit for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy peace and tranquility. For ideas about what to do on the Lizard Peninsula read our A Day out on The Lizard peninsula.

The Lizard Peninsula Cornwall offers beautiful inland countryside and rivers, beaches, attractions and park estates to visit. It has excellent walking along the Cornish coastal path, river banks and countryside, numerous golden Cornish beaches to enjoy and fishing villages to explore. The fishing villages of Coverack Cornwall and Cadgwith on the Lizard Peninsula and beaches of Kynance Cove, Kennack Sands and Poldhu are all worth visiting.

For camping on the Lizard Peninsula, Henry's Campsite is a welcoming, small, family run Cornwall Campsite where you can really get away from it all. They are also a dog friendly campsite in Cornwall outside the school holidays.

The wind swept village of Lizard Cornwall right at the head of the peninsula is famous for serpentine and the craft shops have displays of all sorts of things made from the beautiful rock. RNAS Culdrose is also just on the Lizard Peninsula and it has a viewing enclosure where you can watch the various crafts take off and land, offers tours (booking required and be aware of restrictions and identification requirements) and their Air Day provides an alternative day out.

The Seal Sanctuary at Gweek on the Lizard Peninsula is a good place to visit and enables you to see seals, otters and sea lions close up and see some swimming under water at the glass viewing area. You can visit the seal hospital and see how they rescue the seals that get in trouble around the Cornish Coast. There is plenty of parking, refreshments and toilets and a children's information trail at the sanctuary, it is a paid attraction. Gweek is a small village set on the edge of the Helford river. It has a convenience store, pub and tea room in busy seasons.

Trelowarren Estate Lizard CornwallTrelowarren is an historic 1000 acre private estate. There are set walks around the estate and you can get a map to follow these. There are also two art and craft galleries, and New Yard restaurant. And if you visit on the right day you can enjoy afternoon tea at Trelowarren Retreat which looks delicious. There is also a small garden centre which offers excellent plants and is also a good place to watch the resident birds enjoying their daily feed provided by the owner.

Constantine is pretty none coastal village on the Lizard Peninsula, with good access to the surrounding countryside.

Helford, also on the Lizard Peninsula, is a picturesque village on the Helford River. A favourite with yachtsmen and made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek which lies just to the west and is pictured below

Frenchman's Creek Helford River

Frenchman's Creek

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Beautiful Lizard Peninsula Cornwall

Places to visit in Cornwall...

Art In Cornwall...


Accommodation Cornwall ...

Accommodation Cornwall
For more information see our list of Holiday Accommodation In Cornwall.

Eating Out In Cornwall.....

Dining Out Cornwall
Cornwall has some fabulous places to eat out including delicious seafood restaurants serving local Cornish fish, cozy Cornish Cafes, traditional pubs. See our list of places to eat in Cornwall to find out more.

Dog friendly Cornwall ...

Dog friendly Cornwall
View our Cornwall Dog Guide for more information on dogs in Cornwall including pet friendly accommodation, places to eat with dogs and days out. Cornwall Dog Guide.