The Lizard is the most south-westerly point of the British mainland and boasts its own unique landscape and stunning views.
The Lizard is a complex mix of rocks, the best known of which is serpentine. The peninsula is said to have been created by the sea floor being pushed up and colliding with the Cornish coast hundreds of millions of years ago. As a result not only is this stretch of coast fascinating for geologists, but it is home to some amazing scenery.
Head down to Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsula for beautiful rocky coves and clean sandy beaches, or grab a coffee at the excellently positioned Kynance Cafe. Park in the National Trust car park and wander down the path to the beach.
You will also find secret coves, the pick of the bunch are the sandy beaches of Gunwalloe, Poldhu and Polurrian on the west coast, and Kennack Sands and Coverack on the east.
Also worth a visit on the Lizard are the beautiful villages of Mullion Cove, Coverack and Helford, from where you can hop on a foot ferry across the Helford Passage to the excellent Ferry Boat Inn on the banks of the estuary.