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Points of Interest

Local Beaches & Coves

By the rugged coastline, often hidden, are a variety of beaches and coves for you to explore

From Kennack Sands Beach to the north

kennack sands
Kennack Sands beach

  • Downas Cove
  • Dinas Cove
  • Porthbeer Cove
  • Coverack
  • Porthoustock
  • Porthkerris Cove
  • Porthallow Beach
  • Gillian Harbour Beach
  • Penarvon Cove
  • Frenchman's Creek
  • Magwan Creek
  • Helford River
  • Porthnavas Creek
  • Passage Cove
  • Grebe Beach
  • Parson's Beach

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From Kennack Sands Beach to the south & beyond

Helford River
Helford River
  • Carleon Cove
  • Cadgwith Cove
  • Dollar Cove
  • Polgwidden Beach
  • Church Cove
  • Housel Bay
  • Polpeor Cove
  • Caerthillian Cove
  • Pentreath Beach
  • Kynance Cove
  • Mullion Cove
  • Polurrian Cove
  • Poldhu Cove
  • Church Cove
  • Gunwalloe Fishing Cove
  • Loe Bar Beach
  • Porthleven Beach
  • Rinsey Cove
  • Praa Sands
  • Prussia Cove

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Local Towns & Villages

The historic fishing port of Porthleven, the picturesque working fishing village of Cadgwith, bustling Falmouth, sleepy Gweek & much more, choices are yours.

  • Coverack
  • St Keverne
  • Porthoustock
  • Porthallow
  • Gillan
  • Flushing
  • Manaccan
  • Helford
  • Mawgan
  • St Martin
  • St Anthony
  • Constantine
  • Helston
  • Falmouth
  • Poltesco
  • Ruan Minor
  • Cadgwith
  • Lizard
  • Mullion
  • Gunwalloe
  • Porthleven
  • Breage
  • Praa Sands

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Attractions & Fun Days Out

Come rain or shine, there are always some great days out for you and your family on the Lizard

Goonhilly Earthstation
Goonhilly Earthstation
  • Goonhilly Earth Station, Goonhilly Downs 4miles
  • Camel Farm, St Martin 3.5miles
  • Lizard RNLI Station, Lizard 6miles
  • Roskilly's Organic Farm, St Keverne 6.8miles
  • The Grange Fruit Farm, Gweek 7.7miles
  • The National Seal Sanctuary, Gweek 8miles
  • RNAS Culdrose Air Day, Helston 8.3miles
  • Flambards, Helston 9.7miles
  • Discount available for Silver Sands Guests
  • Helston Folk Museum, Helston 10miles
  • National Maritime Museum, Falmouth 19.6miles
  • Paradise Park, Hayle 26miles

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Great Local Gardens & Mansions

With the gulf stream climate and the complex geology of the Lizard peninsula, we have the most magnificent gardens in the area.

Trebah Gardens
Trebah Gardens
  • Trelowarren Gardens, Mawgan 5.7miles
  • Bonython Estate Gardens, Helston 6.3miles
  • Bosahan Garden, Manaccan 7.3miles
  • Trebah Gardens, Mawnan Smith 13miles
  • Trevarno Estate Garden, Nr Helston 13miles
  • Godolphin, Nr Helston 15miles
  • Glendurgan Gardens, Falmouth 17.5miles
  • Trelissick, Feock 23miles
  • Trewithen Gardens, Nr Truro 31miles

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Heritage Buildings

From mining to wireless communication, the Lizard peninsula is full of historic buildings to enhance your holiday in Cornwall.

St Michael's Mount
St Michael's Mount

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Wildlife and Walks

From the rare heathers and flowers at Goonhilly Downs to the basking sharks at Kennack Bay, you have all the excuses in the world to be here with us.

coast path
Coast Path to the Lizard

Just a few gentle walks for your holiday-

  • A circular exploration at Goonhilly Downs (6miles)
  • A gentle garden walk in Roskilly's (1mile)
  • A walk to Tremayne Quay (2miles)
  • A circular stroll to Frenchman's Creek (2 miles)
  • A circular walk to Rosemullion Head (4miles)
  • Serpentine Route to Cadgwith and the Devil's Frying Pan (4.5miles)
  • Kynance to Lizard (4miles)
  • Wildflower Haven at Mullion (3miles)
  • A circular walk around Loe Pool (5miles)
  • Helston to Porthleven by Loe Bar (5miles)

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Dog Friendly

They do deserve a day out with you.

Dog friendly
Trebah Gardens
(Alaska studying the wildlife at Trebah Gardens)

Dog Friendly Beaches

  • Eastern Beach of Kennack Sands
  • Coverack
  • Porthkerris
  • Porthoustock Cove
  • Porthallow Cove & Gillan Beach
  • Cadgwith Cove
  • Pentreath Beach
  • Mullion Cove
  • Loe Bar & Porthleven

Dog Friendly Gardens

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Outdoor Activities

A more energetic and adventurous approach of your holiday.

Exploring the Manacles – Porthkerris
(Nick & Sean with Andy of Porthkerris Divers in 2009)
  • Boating, Helford Silver
  • Kayaking, Lizard
  • Cycling Lizard to Penanze 33 miles
  • Fishing Trips, Porthleven
  • Golfing, Helston 12miles
  • Horse Riding, Poltesco
  • Outdoor Minack Theatre, Minack 33miles
  • Sailing, St Anthony
  • Scuba Diving Kennack Diving, Kuggar
  • Scuba Diving Porthkerris, St Keverne
  • Star Gazing, Silver Sands Holiday Park 0miles
  • Surfing Kennack Sands, Kynance Cove, Praa Sands
  • Swimming in the Gulf Stream
  • Windsurfing Courses, Coverack

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Longer Trips

Longer Drives for the More Intrepid Explorer

Eden Project
Eden Project
  • Land's End TR19 7AA 33miles
  • St Ives TR26 1LG 29 miles
  • Eden Project, Par PL24 2SG 42miles
  • Tintagel Castle, Tintagel PL34 0HE 61miles
  • Isles of Scilly


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