From the house you can join the coastal path in either direction and enjoy the spectacular cliff walks. One way takes you to Lizard point with its lighthouse which is the most southerly point of mainland Great Britain (2 miles). On route you will pass the Housel Bay Hotel where you can have a drink overlooking the cliffs and the sea. You can also call in at the Lizard Wireless Station where Marconi received his record-
At Lizard point you can stop for a coffee and cake or a meal at Britain’s most southerly cafe.
The other way just under 2 miles takes you to Cadgwith Cove, a pretty working fishing village with a great pub, tea rooms and gift shops. Cadgwith Cove was featured as part of a BBC series presented by Monty Halls as an Apprentice Fisherman. You can swim, snorkel, kayak and fish in the cove itself but wetsuits are recommended for the first two activities!
The coastal path runs all the way round the Cornish coast and it is all a public right of way, so many opportunities for longer walks!
There are a range of fabulous coves and beaches 5 –
The Helford river with its stunning scenary and wealth of sailing and boating options, bounds the Lizard Peninsula to the north and is about a 20 minutes drive. At the head of the creek is Gweek, once a Roman port and it now has the attraction of a Seal Sanctuary.
Porthleven is worth a visit. It is a pretty town to the side of Helston and is mostly based around a harbour with a working fishing fleet. There are quite a few cafes and galleries.
Poltesco Valley Stables, between Kuggar and Ruan Minor on the Lizard Peninsula, caters for both experienced and novice riders with moorland hacks or seaside treks.
The nearby golf courses are at Mullion, Praa Sands, Helston and Falmouth. Mullion Golf Club situated on the cliffs is not only the most southerly course but also claimed as one of the most beautiful courses in the West Country.
There is a company in Lizard village called Lizard Adventure who organise a variety of activities for people including coasteering, kayaking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, guided walks etc.