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Polpeor Cove

Polpeor Cove beach, Cornwall

A south facing very small beach situated just to the west of the famous 'Most Southerly Point in England' at Lizard Point. The beach consists of dark sand and is easly found as overlooking the cove is the old Lizard Point Lifeboat Station. The Lifeboat Station is no longer in operation and is now a heritage centre.

Swimming is not recommended here due to strong tidal currents. Refreshments are available on the clifftop above at the 'Most Southerly Cafe'. Parking is best on the green at Lizard Village; from the car park head south along the coast road towards Lizard Point. Alternatively you can park in the National Trust car park next to Lizard Lighthouse and walk down the slipway and onto the beach from there.

There are excellent walks along the coast path in both directions: To the west lies Holseer Cove, Caerthillian Cove, Pentreath Beach and ultimately the beautiful Kynance Cove, whilst to the east lies Polbream Cove, Housel Bay, Bass Point on your way north now towards Prilla Cove and the new Lizard Lifeboat Station (officially opened in May 2012) at Kilcobben Cove. Landewednack Church Cove is photogenic and well worth a visit, as is Cadgwith a little further north.

SatNav: TR12 7NJ


 Cafe, shop or pub

 Seasonal dog ban


 Rescue equipment


 No swimming

OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston

OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

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Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Lizard, Cadgwith, Coverack and Gunwalloe.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Lizard Peninsula, Mullion, Helston and Penzance.

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