The Lizard Peninsula

The Lizard Peninsula is the most southerly part of the British mainland. The peninsula includes the valleys of the Helford River and Loe Pool and lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is home to the Royal Naval Air Station at Culdrose.


Porthleven is a charming Cornish fishing harbour and surf haven due to its powerful swells and is considered by many as Cornwall’s best reef break. Porthleven is also known for a number of its high quality restaurants.

Nearby neighbourhoods

The most southerly town on mainland Britain, Helston has many good restaurants, a boating lake and a farmer’s market held in the old cattle market.

Mullion is a large village on the Lizard with shops, inns, cafes, restaurants and art galleries and easy access to the South West Coastal Path. A great spot for fishing too.

The Helford river is a beautiful estuary to the west of Falmouth. Helford and Helford Passage are linked by a passenger ferry in service for over 300 years. For lovers of literature visit nearby Frenchman’s Creek made famous by Daphne Du Maurier.


Gunwalloe partly contains The Loe, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall. To the east are the Halzephron cliffs, the site of many shipwrecks.

Transportation links

The main town of Helston can be reached from the A30 at Truro which leads to the A39 then the A394 (aprox 30 mins from Truro).

There are several bus services including the 37, 38 and 39 run by Transport For Cornwall that serve The Lizard Peninsula.

The nearest train stations are Camborne and Penzance on the mainline, and Penryn on the Truro to Falmouth branch line.

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