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Points of Interest

From the historic fishing port of Porthleven to the charming fishing village of Cadgwith, from the breath taking Kynance Cove to the tranquil Helford River, Silver Sands Holiday Park is ideally placed for you to explore the Lizard Peninsula.

Wild Lizard Guide 2022

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 Beach-Clean & Safe Family Beaches

Kennack Sands Beach-Clean & safe family beaches

  • 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

From Kennack Sands Beach to the south & beyond

Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove

  • 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

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 - Enchanted Fishing Village In South West Cornwall


  • 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

Attractions & Fun Days Out

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

Goonhilly Earth Station

Goonhilly Earth Station

  • 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

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.

Magnificent Gardens -Trebah Gardens

Magnificent Gardens -Trebah Gardens

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

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.

  • 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)

Dog Friendly

They do deserve a day out with you.

Trebah Gardnes - Dog Friendly Cornwall

Trebah Gardnes - Dog Friendly Cornwall

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

Outdoor Activities

A more energetic and adventurous approach of your holiday.

Helford River

Helford River

  • 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

Longer Trips

Longer Drives for the More Intrepid Explorer

Eden Project

Eden Project

The scenic route to visit St Ives -Away from the congested traffic in St Ives and ride on one of the most scenic train journey from Lelant Saltings (TR26 3DL) to St Ives.

“Enjoy spectacular views as the line sweeps along the coast past the golden sands of Hayle Towans and Carbis Bay before arriving in St Ives. Then head for the beach, explore the harbour or wander the shops and art galleries …” Quoted from

What’s more: Dogs are welcome.


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