Cornwall

Pack a picnic and spend the day exploring The Lizard

The Lizard is an extraordinary place – there is no doubt about that. Rocky, wild and unique, this is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for obvious reasons – its rare geology makes it home to a plethora of unusual flowers and plants, whilst its coastline goes from rugged cliffs to sheltered sandy coves.

A perfect destination for a day out, head to glorious Kynance Cove, Coverack, Kennack Sands and Gunwalloe for some beachy action – you’ll find unspoilt sandy beaches and great swimming – bring your buckets and spades and a picnic, or maybe a few of Anne’s Pasties – the local supplier of excellent pasties on The Lizard.

Check out Lizard Point and the Lighthouse for a bit of history (it has a great visitor centre), whilst the cafe on the point is a must for a cuppa and cake with a view (we recommend the homemade doughnuts). The Marconi Centre at Poldhu is also worth a visit – this is where the first transatlantic communication took place back in 1901.

Children will love Roskilly’s Farm, where you can watch cows being milked and ice cream and fudge being made. There’s a great restaurant on site and the nature reserve is well worth a wander around to walk off your lunch.

For the more adventurous, there are plenty places offering sea fishing trips (why not catch your supper?) or if you prefer to be in the water you can also book a diving trip. The Manacles, a notorious set of rocks, are the last resting place of plenty of ships.

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