The Area

Lizard Peninsula

The Lizard Peninsula is the most south-westerly point of mainland Britain. It’s an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is steeped in history alongside tales of Cornish smugglers and old ship wrecks. With sandy coves, golden beaches and traditional fishing villages to explore, it’s the perfect base for your holiday in Cornwall. Our guests love it so much here that many return time and time again.

Helford River

Helford River

The Helford River leads all the way from the western edge of Falmouth to the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula. It’s great for boating, kayaking and swimming. You can hire watercraft from Sailaway at St Anthony’s. Being on the water is perfect for discovering all the inland creeks along the way. One of them was the setting for Daphne Du Maurier’s novel, Frenchman’s Creek. There are lots of places to enjoy a relaxed scenic lunch in the Cornish sunshine along the way.

Pop across to the other side of the Helford by using the ferry Enjoy a drink and a bite to eat at The Ferryboat Inn or explore the headland.

Porthallow

Porthallow

The fishing village of Porthallow is just a short drive from Polkanugga Farm with a lovely dog-friendly beach and a pub, The Five Pilchards Inn.

Coverack

Coverack

Coverack is another picturesque fishing village worth a visit. It has a dog-friendly beach, village shop and several cafes. This is the place to go if you want to hit the water and go sailing or surfing.

Cadgwith

Cadgwith

The nearby fishing port of Cadgwith has a small shingle beach. With crystal clear water, this area makes it ideal for a spot of snorkelling. Plus it’s only a quarter of a mile to The Devil’s Frying Pan – a natural blowhole that is definitely worth seeing. After your adventure you could head back for a pint at The Cadgwith Inn.