The Lizard Peninsula Holiday Cottages
Did you know...The first Trans-Atlantic radio signal was sent from the Lizard Peninsula?
Lizard Peninsula holidays are remote in the best possible way – as this unique Cornish destination occupies the most westerly corner of Cornwall! With three sides facing the sea, Lizard Peninsula holiday cottages are located in a region so unique that the hustle and bustle of home will seem a world away. The Peninsula’s rugged coast and cliffs jut defiantly towards the sea, yet the area’s climate is surprisingly mild. Whether you spend a peaceful summer break in one of the Peninsula’s unspoilt harbour villages, or choose a winter break enjoying the community warmth and dramatic landscapes – a holiday in the Peninsula will be one to remember.
- The Peninsula is around 14 miles in length by 14 miles in width
- The Lizard Peninsula has always inspired artists and writers
- Mullion Cove is a risky shipping route, and has seen many wrecks
We have properties on The Lizard coming soon, but until then why not have a look at our holiday cottages in St Ives?
The Lizard Peninsula Tourist Information
The Lizard Peninsula’s isolated location has served it well. Having escaped commercialisation, Lizard Peninsula holidays remain a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, and blow the cobwebs out in the freshest of sea breezes! The absence of development in this part of Cornwall is a huge part of the area’s charm, and the sleepy villages such as Porthleven, St Keverne and Mullion remain as they always were.
Choose a break in one of our Lizard Peninsula holiday cottages and unwind amongst plunging cliffs, quiet villages and scenic hamlets refreshingly untouched by time. Beneath its rugged charm, the Lizard Peninsula harbours a dramatic past, and historians amongst visitors will find plenty of tales and sites to ignite their interest. Generations have seen the Peninsula remain an inspirational location for writers and artists, and its peaceful charm and nostalgic beauty make it easy to see how.
Beach Holidays on the Lizard Peninsula
Holidays on The Lizard Peninsula are perfect for family beach breaks in Cornwall. There are dozens of beautiful beaches and coves to be discovered throughout Lizard. Poldhu Cove- the beach from which the first Trans-Atlantic radio signal was transmitted in the year 1901 – has a close sandy beach that’s suitable for those with young children. This sandy beach is popular with Lizard Peninsula visitors and residents, and has easy access, its own large car park and a seasonal dog ban.
The Lizard Peninsula holidays of many wouldn’t be complete without heading to Pulurrian Cove for a spot of surfing! Close to Mullion, this south west-facing beach is popular for its warm sands and scenic views. Kennack Sands, near Kuggar, is another favourite with the surfing community. With its big tidal range and nature reserve this beach is a great choice for sports, walks and just enjoying the sun.
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The Lizard Peninsula Family Attractions
Cornish Camels in Helston certainly makes for an unusual family day out, with a herd of ten camels resident on the working farm that will delight children. Poldark Mine offers a fascinating insight into the Peninsula’s mining heritage, whilst the historic Lizard Lighthouse is a must-see on any Lizard Peninsula holiday.
Due to the friendly and welcoming spirit of many of The Lizard Peninsula’s towns and villages, there is no shortage of events to join in the whole year round, for example, the Helston Flora Dance every May is not to be missed!