This picturesque and unspoilt peninsula, England’s most southerly piece of land, feels somewhat separate from the rest of Cornwall, jutting as it does into the English Channel. It’s designation as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is well deserved and The Lizard offers more than enough for a visitor to enjoy during a week’s holiday, or perhaps even longer.
Arriving on The Lizard, once beyond the town of Helston, one notices the gradually narrowing roads, the reducing volume of traffic, and the sea views that eventually appear on the horizon. The coast is the obvious attraction here, but the undeveloped interior of The Lizard has appeal too, and there are numerous campsites dispersed amongst the lanes which can serve as a great base for those that like to sleep under canvas. Communities such as Porthleven, Mullion Cove, Cadgwith, Coverack and Helford all have plenty to offer to the visitor, and beautiful beaches at Kynance Cove and Gunwalloe rank amongst the finest in Cornwall.