Cornish favourites: Lizard Point

Lizard Point is the British mainland’s most southerly point. Where some of Britain’s oldest rocks twist serpent-like into the strong currents and tidal races. The promontory is the turning point of one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, and its jagged reefs have presented a hazard to mariners for thousands of years. (Source: National Trust information plaque at the Point).

The Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre with itsย distinctive twin towers marks the most southerly point of mainland Britain. It is open from March to October and you will find interactive displays and exhibitions about the history of the building.


You have the choice of using a meandering footpath or a steep flight of steps to reach the southern most point…

View Original Post: May 2015

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  1. BeckyB says:

    Brings back very happy memories of my 9th Bday when I made my parents drive here from Plymouth for a day out!! We went to a copper mine afterwards ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Heyjude says:

      That’s a fair distance. I don’t think we made it here when I was a child, though we did drive to Land’s End from Bude.

      1. BeckyB says:

        That’s a fair way too x

  2. restlessjo says:

    I wish you would stop tugging on the heart strings! I’m trying to plan my year and there are only so many directions I can go in. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      So is one of them south?

      1. restlessjo says:

        How far south? I’m thinking Azores at present. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Ali says:

    Beautiful. I love coastal walks. You have inspired me to plan one soon.

  4. beetleypete says:

    Good to see this one again. Reminds me of a caravan holiday I took there, early in 1974. The ‘van was ancient, with gas mantle lighting, and the site was pretty naff. But it was in a great spot, and fun to explore the area.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      I remember those gas mantle lights!

      1. beetleypete says:

        I didn’t like the ‘pop’ as I lit them. I thought they might explode! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I went to the Lizard and that Goonhilly place years ago, I had the worst headache of my life and I’m sure it was because of Goonhilly. It was really strange as if I was picking up all the transmissions, like something out of a sci-fi film. I know it’s gone now but I’ll never go near there again.

    1. Heyjude says:

      That doesn’t sound good at all. And it is still there. “With a vision to create a multi-faceted space hub, Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd is forging ahead in a number of commercial and scientific endeavours. “

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        I’m not a headachy person either, I thought it had totally shut down.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Apparently not. Just a different use.

  6. I’ve decided I need to add to my bucket list ‘Trail running in the UK’ and make sure I include a run to Lizard Point. That photo of the path is making my feet itch.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well don’t come at the moment or you’re likely to get blown over a cliff!

      1. Ah. Noted. I would not be in favour of that.

  7. Tina Schell says:

    Well Jude, you’re introducing me to areas of the UK that I had no idea existed! This one looks quite beautiful – may be time to revisit Mother England!

    1. Heyjude says:

      There’s lots to love, just wish we had better weather so we could get out and enjoy it more.

  8. We had a wonderful day visiting Lizard Point. Thanks for taking me there again.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a very calming place.

      1. Nicer than Land’s End, but we had to go there too to do the “end” thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Heyjude says:

          So next time you have to do the southern most “end”

        2. Heyjude says:

          The Lizard Point of course!!

        3. That’s what I thought. We did a whole day there! So beautiful.

  9. Dina says:

    Great impressions, Jude. At least a wonderful place that was truly nice and sunny in January. We went there before we met you. Of course, the lighthouse was closed ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but the views were amazing and it was well worth a visit.

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