Walks and places to visit

This page provides you with a sample of the walks and places to visit on The Lizard peninsula. We will update this page as more walks and places to visit become availble.

Kynance Cove

To visit Kynance Cove, you might take the single track road across a wide flat landscape of Lizard heathland, with the sea a tantalising presence along the horizon; or you may come by way of footpaths above the rugged coastline or through fields of grass or scrub. Whichever way you take to get there, once you arrive, Kynance Cove never fails to impress. With its distinctive serpentine cliffs and sea stacks, rich and varied wildlife and, as the tide retreats, its sandy beaches, rock pools and caves, it is a destination that can be appreciated in all seasons.

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Goonhilly Downs

For nature lovers, the Lizard’s Goonhilly Downs form a landscape of orchids, butterflies and dragonflies, of lizards and of birds. On a warm day at the right time of year you might see Cornish heath, green-winged orchids, round-leaved sundew, black-tailed skimmers, silver-studded blue butterflies, or perhaps a kestrel hovering overhead.

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Poldhu Cove is a small cove with golden sand, situated between Mullion and Gunwalloe on the west coast of The Lizard Peninsula. The cove has a relaxed but intimate atmosphere, and in summer its sandy beach is popular with surfers, swimmers and sandcastle builders and for those wanting to explore rock pools and caves at low tide. In winter it is a popular venue for locals and visitors who, with or without their dogs, want to take a bracing walk in the sunshine or experience the magnificent waves on a stormy day. Whatever the time of year a beachside café provides a range of snacks and drinks. 

©National Trust Images_David Sellman

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Windmill Farm

Tucked away at the end of a track off the Helston to Lizard road, you’ll find a haven of wildlife and flora, known particularly for its birds. A seventeenth century windmill greets you as you arrive, and a world of walks and exploration is ahead of you.

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Kennack Sands

It is easy to understand why Kennack Sands is one of the most popular family beaches on The Lizard. Extensive beaches, impressive cliffs, dunes and woodlands, and the opportunity for some rockpooling or summertime surfing on the waves – there is plenty to do and explore.

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Lizard Point

Lizard Point is famed as being the most southerly point on the British mainland, but this is only one of the many reasons tens of thousands of visitors take in the fresh sea air here every year. Extraordinary cliffs and rock formations mixed with an abundance of wildflowers, birds and marine life mean there is never a dull moment when exploring the most southerly point.

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