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Beaches and Coves of the Lizard Peninsula – Group Travel & Bespoke Individual Luxury Tours

Specialist Tour Operator for Cornwall and Southern England

The Lizard is the most Southern part of mainland Britain and has a dramatic landscape all it’s own. Along its coastline you will find typically Cornish fishing harbours with sea walls to protect from the Atlantic gales that pound them during winter, home to Michelin starred fish restaurants specialising in freshly caught seafood, and stunning sandy bays with jagged rocks reaching out to sea.

We are the only specialist full service inbound tour operator and DMC for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly catering for groups large and small, as well as luxury travel for individuals.

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The best beaches on the Lizard.

Porthleven Beach – The sandy beach at Porthleven stretches for 4.8km from the harbour walls to Loe Bar. Swimming is not advised here as there are strong undercurrents.

Dogs are allowed on the beach except between Easter Sunday – 30th September (9.00am-7.00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place. The ban operates from the Harbour Wall to the flight of steps known as ‘Blue Buoy’, on the rest of the beach there are no restrictions.

Loe Bar Beach – Loe Bar Beach is a shingle bank of under 1km; it separates the Loe, the largest fresh water lake in Cornwall from the sea.

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.

Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach, Helston – These two family friendly sandy beaches are owned and looked after by the National Trust. Between the two coves is the tiny medieval church of St Wynwallow. There is a stream that runs through the beach which is ideal for paddling in.

Dogs are allowed except between Easter Sunday – 30th September (7.00am – 7.00pm) when there is a seasonal dog ban in place.

Poldhu Cove, Helston – Poldhu Cove which is also known as Black Pool Cove is a lovely unspoilt sandy beach which is popular with locals and visitors. It is owned and managed by the National Trust and has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of it rich wildlife. The beach is great for swimming, surfing, windsurfing and exploring the rock pools.

Dogs are allowed except between Easter Sunday – 30th September (7.00am – 7.00pm) when there is a seasonal dog ban in place.

Mullion Cove Beach, Mullion – This small sandy beach in a pretty cove is next to the picturesque Mullion Harbour. Owned and managed by the National Trust it is situated about 8km from Lizard Point, the most southerly point on mainland Britain.

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.

Kynance Cove, Lizard Peninsula – Kynance Cove is one of the world’s most spectacular beaches and for this reason it is one of the most photographed and painted locations in Cornwall. It is a steep 10-15 minute walk down to the cove, but it is well worth it to see the pure white sand and the sea turn to turquoise when the sun shines. It is owned and managed by the National Trust.

Dogs are allowed except between Easter Sunday – 30th September (7.00am – 7.00pm) when there is a seasonal dog ban in place.

Cadgwith Cove Beach, Cadgwith – Cadgwith is a Cornish fishing village and the beach is the centre of the village with the small fleet of fishing boats winched up onto the beach. The area is popular for diving as there are several well known ship wrecks located nearby.

Dogs are allowed on the beach at Cadgwith Cove, South except between Easter Sunday and 30th September (7.00am – 7.00pm) when there is a seasonal dog ban in place.

Cadgwith Cove East is dog friendly all year.

Coverack Beach, Lizard Peninsula – Coverack Beach is in the small picturesque fishing village of Coverack, it is a mixture of sand and pebbles and a good family beach. At low tide there are good views across to the Manacles – a group of dangerous rocks which have been the cause of many shipwrecks. Dolphins are often seen swimming in the bay.

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year, but must be kept on leads.

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