Just below the Housel Bay hotel on the very Southern tip of the UK is an intimate bay full of character that is often overlooked. It's overgrown flights of granite steps meander down the steep cliff past a waterfall and lead you right out onto the strip of fine sand. A good fishing spot, the tides rush around the Lizard Point bringing with it a large variety of sea life. This also means that swimming outside the confines of the bay can be dangerous and sticking close to the shore is advised.
Helford & Lizard: Twenty-five Secret Beaches
A beach guide book pulling together all of the Lizard Peninsula and Helford River’s best secret beaches and hidden coves.
Here’s to adventure. The spontaneous foray down that overgrown footpath, leaping that ancient granite hedge and traversing that deserted headland no-ones ever heard ... Read More
Park in Lizard Village and walk towards Housel Bay Hotel. Locate the winding path that turns into a steep set of steps down to the beach. Alternatively, park at Lizard point and take the South West Coastal Path eastward towards the bay.
Postcode: TR12 7NJ
Lat / Lon: 49.9636, -5.19744
OS Explorer Map: 103 - The Lizard
Polpeor Cove: 0.5km
A small, dark sanded beach just round from the Lizard Point, the most Southerly Point in England. Overlooking the cove is the old Lizard Point Lifeboa... read more
Pentreath is located just south of kynance cove, on the western side of the Lizard Pensula and a well kept secret that is popular with people in the k... read more
Kynance Cove: 1.7km
Near the southern most point of the UK lies Kynance Cove, a spectacular beach that is an ideal destination for any beach getaway vacation in the south... read more