Lizard Peninsular - South Cornwall Coast Guide
The Lizard peninsular is an interesting area of Cornwall that is well worth a detour to visit. The most famous site on the peninsular is Lizard Point which is the most southerly point on mainland Britain. Here you will find a lifeboat station and details of the many ships that have got into difficulties in these tricky waters over the years. There is also a shop and cafe from which you can relax and admire the magnificent views.
A steep path leads down from Lizard Point to a small cove and the lifeboat station. The area has been the site of several ship wrecks in the past and there are details of rescues on a board at the top of the path. Nearby there is also a fine lighthouse and walks along the cliffs towards Coverack in the east and Vellan Head to the west.
Also on the peninsular are RNAS Culdrose, from which rescue helicopters fly and Goonhilly Downs which is the World's largest satellite earth station. In the area nearby are Mullion Cove, a tiny fishing village and very picturesque too and Kynance Cove where they collect the serpentine rock, that can be seen in many local gift shops.
Places to visit at The Lizard
The Flambards Experience - Rides, exhibitions and amusements for all the family - Culdrose Manor, Helston, Cornwall TR13 0QA Tel: 01326 573404
Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station Experience - Closed for refurbishment March 2015 Goonhilly Visitor Centre, Goonhilly Downs, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6LQ Tel: 0800 679593
National Seal Sanctuary - Gweek, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6UG Tel: 0871 4232110 for details visit: Seal Sanctuary
Coverack and Mullion - both nearby, small villages with beaches
Map of The Lizard
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