However you choose to spend your holiday, the Lizard Peninsula has something for everyone. Experience fresh clean air, peace and quiet, clear bright light and the dark starry skies at night.
The beaches here are some of the finest in the county with marbled pebbles, white sand, good surf and crystal clear waters and only a 10 minute drive from Rock Cottage is Gunwalloe Church Cove, Dollar Cove, Fishing Cove, Poldhu, and Polurrian. Spectacular Kynance Cove, Kennack Sands, Coverack, and the serpentine pebbles at Poltesco are 30 minutes away plus many more! Youngsters will have a wonderful time kayaking, sailing, coasteering and of course surfing. Lessons can be booked in advance of your holiday and the Helford River Children's Sailing Trust is currently taking bookings for Easter. www.hrcst.org.uk
Enjoy sheltered fishing villages, book a boat trip from Helford village and see the bird life living along the oak wooded creeks, go deep sea fishing from Porthleven or horse ride on a sandy beach. Bring your bicycles, or these can be hired locally.Whatever you wish, there is always an opportunity for quiet discovery.
Dates for your calendar:
25th April - Trevithick Day Vintage Steam Rally
1st to 3rd May - World Pilot Gig Championships
8th May - Flora Day in Helston
The seasons add more interest, from the rush of spring flowers to balmy summer days, through to the colourful landscapes of autumn and arrival of dramatic winter storms. Walk the coastal path and be amazed at the variety of wild flowers that grow here from Pink Thrift to Cornish Heath, Primroses and Yellow Gorse as well as orchids and Hottentot fig.
For art lovers, search out the local artisans of painters, potters, wood-turners and sculptors at work in their studios.
No holiday in Cornwall would be complete without visiting at least one of our many hidden and wonderful valley gardens.
Whatever the weather, there are numerous places to visit, and lots to do with children. Here are a few ideas:
There are many excellent eating places recommend by our guests and all easily accessible.
Mawgan village has a wonderful well-stocked shop, which is full to bursting with local produce. www.mawganstores.co.uk
We are also very fortunate to have a fabulous chef with Greg & Ali Laskey your hosts at www.shipinnmawgan.co.uk
With many places to eat, here are just a few to whet the appetite:
The Black Swan at Gweek (dogs welcome)
The Boatyard Cafe Gweek
The Prince of Wales at Newtown St Martin (dogs welcome)
Moon Bay Chinese at Gweek
New Yard at Trelowarren
Halzephron at Gunwalloe (dogs welcome)
Boo Koos in Helston
Poldhu Beach Cafe
Mussel Shack at Porthleven
Rick Steins at Porthleven
Kota Kai at Porthleven
Shipwright's Arms at Helford (dogs welcome)
The New Inn at Manaccan (dogs welcome)
Wavecrest and Polpeor Cafe at Lizard Point (dogs welcome)