Photos of Lizard Peninsula
and its surroundings

Bringing in the catch at Cadgwith
Cornish Towns and Villages: Bringing in the catch at Cadgwith
Bringing in the fishing boats at Cadgwith
Cornish Towns and Villages: Bringing in the fishing boats at Cadgwith
Cadgwith
Cadgwith
Cadgwith Cove
Cadgwith Cove
Cornwall Coastal Views: Cadgwith Cove
Chough
Church Cove, Gunwalloe
Beaches around Cornwall: Church Cove, Gunwalloe
Cliff Scenery between Kennack Sands and Coverack
Cornwall Coastal Views: Cliff Scenery between Kennack Sands and Coverack

Walking along the coast path from Kennack Sands this rock arch can be seen just before Carrick Luz.

Coastal Footpath between Kennack Sands and Coverack
Cornwall Coastal Views: Coastal Footpath between Kennack Sands and Coverack

Walking from Kennack Sands, the first part of the coastal footpath has a long, reasonably steep ascent. After the initial climb the path is fairly easy walking. The headland, Lankidden Point shows the remains of an Iron Age Cliff Castle. The rock stack at the end of Lankidden Point is Carrick Luz.

Exmoor Ponies at Kennack Sands
Cornwall Coastal Views: Exmoor Ponies at Kennack Sands

A small herd of Exmoor ponies graze the clifftops at Kennack Sands.

These hardy ponies are ideal for the management and conservation of heathland and coastal habitats.

Fishing boat at Cadgwith
Cornish Towns and Villages: Fishing boat at Cadgwith
Fishing boat at Cadgwith
Cornish Towns and Villages: Fishing boat at Cadgwith
Gunwalloe coastline on the Lizard Peninsula
Cornwall Coastal Views: Gunwalloe coastline on the Lizard Peninsula

Pedngwinian between Gunwalloe Church Cove and Fishing Cove with Dollar Cove.
Silver coins from the wreck of the Spanish ship, San Salvador, lost in 1669, have occasionally been washed up at Dollar Cove.

Jangye Ryn (Dollar Cove) at Gunwalloe
Cornwall Coastal Views: Jangye Ryn (Dollar Cove) at Gunwalloe

Jangye Ryn is a pretty beach on the west coast of the Lizard peninsula. At low water the beach extends towards the headland of Pedngwinian

Scenes from the recent adaptation of Poldark have been filmed here.

The beach is ideal for pet owners as it is dog friendly all year round.

Kennack Sands Beach
Cornwall Coastal Views: Kennack Sands Beach

Kennack Sands, on the Lizard peninsula, has two beaches. Kennack West, the closest to the road allows dogs during the winter and Kennack East is dog friendly all year round. During the summer months the way to reach Kennack East is by this lovely path which passes behind the first beach. Lined with wild flowers, Blackthorn and providing lovely views it is an easy and enjoyable route.

Kestrel
Birdlife Cornwall: Kestrel

Kestrel perched beside coast path between Fishing Cove and Church Cove, Gunwalloe on the Lizard Peninsula.

Falco tinnunculus Kestrels belong to the family Falconidae - Falcons and allies

They can be seen in many places throughout Cornwall. When you see a bird of prey hovering beside the road or on a clifftop, chances are it's a kestrel looking for a meal. They can also be seen perched on cliffs and fence posts - anywhere where they can get a good view of their prey.

Kilcobben Cove Lifeboat Station, Lizard
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Kilcobben Cove Lifeboat Station, Lizard
Kynance Cove
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Kynance Cove
Kynance Cove
Cornwall Coastal Views: Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Located on the Lizard Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the view of the cove from the coast path is stunning whether you are approaching from Lizard Point or from Mullion.

This photograph was taken from Yellow Carn on the approach from Lizard Point.
The tide was high so the white sandy beach is not visible.

If you are driving to Kynance Cove, there is a large NT car park on the cliffs above the cove.

Lizard Coastline near Predannack
Cornwall Coastal Views: Lizard Coastline near Predannack

Predannack Cliffs between Mullion and Kynance Cove. Part of of Lizard National Nature Reserve.

Lizard Peninsula
Cornwall Coastal Views: Lizard Peninsula

The east coast of the Lizard Peninsula from above Landewednack Church Cove looking towards Cadgwith, Poltesco and beyond to the Helford River.

In spring the brilliant white blossom of the Blackthorn can be seen in flower beside the coastal footpath.

To make a circular walk taking in Church Cove, Kilcobben Cove, with its RNLI Station, Bass Point with an NCI Lookout Point, Housel Bay, the Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre, Lizard Point and Lizard Village, park in the free car park just below Landewednack's St Wynwallow Church and head down to Church Cove, taking the coastal footpath to your right.


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Lizard Point
Cornwall Coastal Views: Lizard Point

As you approach Lizard Point from Kynance Cove you can see the old lifeboat house and slipway.

The new RNLI Lifeboat Station is located on the east coast of the Lizard peninsula at Kilcobben Cove.

Messing about on the River
Cornwall Coastal Views: Messing about on the River

The Helford River has many creeks to explore. This photograph is taken at the lovely village of Helford, a short distance from Helford Point. Helford is tucked away on the Lizard peninsula side of the Helford River. Helford Passage is found on the opposite bank, a short distance from Falmouth.

Mullion Cove
Cornwall Coastal Views: Mullion Cove
Off Lizard Point on a January Afternoon
Cornwall Coastal Views: Off Lizard Point on a January Afternoon

View from Polpeor Cafe at Lizard Point on a January afternoon in 2019.

Amazing to be able to sit outside to eat at this time of the year!

Off Lizard Point on a January Afternoon
Cornwall Coastal Views: Off Lizard Point on a January Afternoon

At Lizard Point in January 2019

Wonderful skies in the late afternoon.

Amazing too, that it was possible to sit outside to eat!

On a Golden Sea at Lizard Point
Cornwall Coastal Views: On a Golden Sea at Lizard Point

Sitting at the cafe on Lizard Point you can enjoy magnificent views and golden sunsets accompanied by a tasty cream tea. September 2016.

Penrose Estate
Woods and Forests in Cornwall: Penrose Estate

Woodland walks, Cornwall's largest natural lake - Loe Pool, Loe Bar and beach. Great for a stroll at any time of the year. Dogs welcome.

Pentreath Beach in Winter
Cornwall Coastal Views: Pentreath Beach in Winter

A sunny February day at Pentreath Beach between Kynance Cove and Lizard Point

Pig
Livestock: Pig

Enjoying the sun during the heatwave, this pig was having a lovely snooze in his field at Roskilly Farm on the Lizard peninsula.

Polpeor Cove
Cornwall Coastal Views: Polpeor Cove

Walking from Caerthillian Cove to Lizard Point you encounter this view of the old lifeboat house at Polpeor Cove.

Predannack Wollas
Cornwall Coastal Views: Predannack Wollas

Predannack Wollas, owned by the National Trust, is hidden away in a beautiful area of the Lizard peninsula on the coastline between Mullion Cove and Kynance Cove.

The area is used as a filming location for the latest adaptation of Poldark.

Shetland Ponies on the Cliffs between Caerthillian Cove and Lizard Point
Cornwall Coastal Views: Shetland Ponies on the Cliffs between Caerthillian Cove and Lizard Point

These lovely Shetland ponies graze the cliff tops on this area of the Lizard peninsula, keeping the grass short which helps the resident Choughs find insects.

Summer Solstice 2018 - Dawn at Kennack Sands
Cornwall Coastal Views: Summer Solstice 2018 - Dawn at Kennack Sands
Sunset from Lizard Point
Cornwall Coastal Views: Sunset from Lizard Point

Cornwall's weather may be changeable and you can sometimes experience four seasons in one day but while today may be grey, tomorrow can be warm, sunny with a blue sky and a lovely sunset just like this one at Lizard Point.

Towards Church Cove at Gunwalloe
Cornwall Coastal Views: Towards Church Cove at Gunwalloe

Walking the coast path from Fishing Cove at Gunwalloe down to Jangye Ryn and Church Cove in November 2016.

Water Mint
Cornwall Flora: Water Mint

Water Mint (Mentha aquatica var. citrata) is a perennial flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae. It grows in damp places and is native to much of Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia.

This plant is growing in a pond at Tregellast Barton Farm on the Farm Trail, flowering in late October.

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Lizard Peninsula - Kynance Cove
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