The wonders of this magical peninsula include the still meandering creeks of the Helford estuary with it's thatched chocolate box villages lining the water's edge and it's ancient and shady oak woodland supporting abundant bird life .
|There are working fishing coves, glorious seascapes in all directions and a stunning coastal path with outcrops of rock covered with lichens and wild flowers. Watch the great boats making there way up the channel from Lizard head, the sailing schools of The Roseland from Nare point or the many boats meandering up the Helford river.The cottages here are in the fishing cove of Cadgwith|
|There are rugged cliffs and headlands and golden sandy beaches with azure seas. Discover the pebbly coves,landscapes of heathland and weathered trees, standing stones,ancient fougous and rich rolling farmland.All year round the lanes are lined with wild flowers;pink campions,fox gloves, mountbretia,violets and bluebells|
There are golden sand beaches at Kynance cove,Coverack,Kennack Sands, St.Anthony,Poldhu and Polurrian Cove.A wonderful 3 mile long shell and pebble beach stretches from Porthlevan to Gunwalloe cove.Ancient harbours many with working fishing boats can be found at Cadgwith,Coverack,Mullion,Porthallow,and Poltesco
|There are exotic gardens caressed by the warm climate at Bonython,Bosahan,Trebah and Glendurgan (visit the latter by river ferry from Helford) and just a few miles away you will find Godolphin and Trengwainton. If you are inspired to re-create these wonders on your return home then garden centres abound .On the peninsula we have Withy Garden Nursey,Cross Common Nursey specialising in exotic plants, Bonython nursery.Close by are Trevenna Cross and Burncoose|
The unique climate and geology of the Lizard Peninsula make it a unique and magical place for people who love nature .Huge ares of the peninsula are owned and managed by The National Trust and English Nature and virtually the entire coastline of the peninsula is classed as Sites of Special Scientific Interest
The Lizard has a superb range and quality of arts ands crafts such as the magnificent wood carvings of Samvado,The Cornish Crafts Association Gallery at Trelowarren,The Bull Pen Gallery at Roskillys,Mullion meadows and The Crow's Nest Gallery sited in a sail loft on the beach at Cadgwith.In Porthlevan you will find a range of artists at the Salt Cellar Workshops and the Net Loft Gallery,stained glass panels and lighting at Cober Valley Glass and exquisite bead jewellery at The Bijoux Box
For those looking for an active holiday there is the breath-taking South West Coastal path that trails the whole coastline taking in ancient woodlands,dramatic cliffs,pretty villages , river estuaries and rolling countryside. Adventure sports include diving,sailing,surfing,wind-surfing ,boating,horse-riding,kayaking,coasteering, fishing and golf
|For a unique experience try a wildlife R.I.B. trip from Falmouth or Penzance with Elemental tours, Marine Discovery or Orca Sea-faris and don't miss a camel safari!|
If your interest is in ancient sacred sites then you can find standing stones,fougous and energy lines (Apollo and Athena) that land at Gunwalloe and leave on their onward journey to France from Bass point and The Guider respectively.