Lizard Point and Kynance Cove - National Trust

Lizard Point and Kynance Cove - National Trust
The Lizard
near Helston
TR12 7NT




01326 561407

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View of Kynace Cove, part of the Lizard Point peninsula in Cornwall, England

Dramatic and historic stretch of Cornish coast

The Lizard peninsula, the most southerly part of the British mainland, is a place apart.

A combination of the mild maritime climate and complex and unique geology has produced an area with a distinctive character, well known for its rare and unusual flora and where the famous call of the Cornish chough is never far away.

The Lizard peninsula is also renowned as the birthplace of modern communication, where Marconi undertook some of his pioneering radio experiments. These experiments are celebrated at the Marconi Centre at Poldhu and the Lizard Wireless Station.

National Trust places on the Lizard range from the dramatic coastal scenery around Lizard Point to the beautiful ancient woodland around the Helford River.

Two miles to the north of Lizard Village lies the secluded Kynance Cove, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and a few miles further along this stretch of coast the beautiful picture-postcard harbour at Mullion Cove protects a small fishing fleet from the ferocious Atlantic storms.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours


Admission charges


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photograph of man in kayak

Kayaking at Mullion

  • 23 August 2014 9am-1pm
  • 6 September 2014 9am-1pm

Explore caves, coves and the island. Spot seals and basking sharks and if you're feeling lucky have a go at fishing for your dinner. Novices to experts welcome.

All equipment and tuition is provided, please bring shoes you don't mind getting wet and sun cream.

Children over 8 welcome.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17


All tickets £40.00.


Girl carrying wood

Go Wild Bushcraft Club

  • 26 August 2014 10am-12:30pm

Get outdoors and experience the wilds of Poltesco, become closer to nature and discover just how amazing it really is! Building on skills learnt each week these four weekly sessions give you the chance to get involved and get stuck in.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 7-10


Tickets are £20.00 per child for all four sessions.


photograph of rock pools

Wild Wednesday Beachcraft

  • 27 August 2014 12-4pm

Join the Wild Lizard Ranger for a rummage in the rock-pools to discover the strange creatures that live there. Then, join in with activities in the tent at the back of the beach.

Bring beach kit, sun cream, a picnic lunch, towels, your fishing net and buckets and spades, all you'll need for beach fun!

Suitable for

  • Any age