The Sea at Church Cove

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The Cellars is located in Church Cove on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall

The Lizard Peninsula

The Lizard Peninsula has much to offer:

Coastal Walks

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-breaking signal in 1901.  

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!

Boat Trips

Boat Trips

Nigel Legge, a local fisherman, artist and traditional willow lobster pot maker (featured in the video on the home page) runs boat trips out of Cadgwith Cove.  You can also buy fresh fish from him – see lobsterpots.co.uk or call 01326 290 716 for details.

Beaches

There are a range of fabulous coves and beaches 5 – 20 minutes drive away.  Kennack Sands is a popular family beach liked by surfers and boarders while the dramatic cliffs and caves of Kynance Cove make it one of the most spectacular beaches in Cornwall. There is also a nice beach and pretty town at Coverack.

Helford River

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

Porthleven

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.

World Famous Gardens

For those that like gardens, the world famous gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan are about 45 minutes drive away just north of the Helford river and beautiful gardens are also to be found in Bosahan Estate and Bonython Estate about 20 minutes away.  

Attractions

Goonhilly Earth Satellite Station, the world’s large satellite station and Flambards Theme Park are other local attractions.

Riding

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.  

Golf

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.

Adventure Sports

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.

Eating & Drinking

Eating & Drinking

You can view some recommendations on our Eating & Drinking page. There are some great pubs and restaurants and we include these in The Cellars welcome information folder. Fish dishes feature highly!

For more details of things to do on the Lizard Peninsula, visit www.cornwalls.co.uk

Contact Details

The Cellars
Church Cove
The Lizard
Helston
Cornwall
TR12 7PH

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