The Lizard Peninsula

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Villages on the Lizard

The villages on the Lizard Peninsula are all lovely traditional Cornish villages with most having undergone little development, at least not to excess. Coastal villages can be tucked in between cliffs and those inland nestled within the rolling Lizard countryside. Naturally the larger ones are more popular during the summer tourist season.
St Martin, or St Martin-in-Meneage to give it its full name is a small village on the Lizard with a population of just 386. The village is in the middle of the Lizard not far from Helston, about five... read more..
Located on the southernmost point on the Lizard Peninsula, St. Keverne village is truly unique as it is built surrounding a town square. This village has a colorful history, thereby making it a... read more..
Ruan Minor is a small village just north of Cadgwith in the southern most part of the Lizard. Ruan Minor is surrounded by lovely countryside and is only about a mile from the coast and all the... read more..
Porthleven is a bustling town on the north westearn side of the Lizard and is a very popular holiday destination. It is home to an expansive beach running almost 3 miles and still has an active... read more..
On the eastearn side of the Lizard Peninsula is the village of Porthallow. Small, but perfectly formed there is a single pub, a lovely stony beach, plenty of self catering accommodation and a lovely... read more..
Port Navas is a small village and creek off the Helford River.
Mullion is a quaint town filled with lots of tourist attractions for those who visit Cornwall. The town has a very strong history and traditional value with many of its houses being homes for... read more..
Mawgan is a unique holiday destination positioned in the central area of The Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall and acts as the perfect weekend getaway place. The village has a fantastic range of attractive... read more..
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Among many other things Helston is very popular for its ancient bustling market and the Furry Dance festival. The town lies halfway between the Penzance and Falmouth and is at the junction of A3083... read more..
The village of Helford lies in the north east of the Lizard Peninsula along the southearn banks of the Helford River. The river and estuary itself forming the northearn border of the Lizard... read more..
Sit back and try and picture what the archetypal Cornish coastal village would look like, and you wont be far off coming up with somewhere that looks like Coverack. This tiny fishing village is full... read more..
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One of the smallest villages on the Lizard Peninsula, Cadgwith is secreted in a small cove between The Lizard and Coverack. Its a small village, but thats its charm, and it has all you need... read more..


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