About The Area
However you choose to spend your holiday, the Lizard Peninsula has something for everyone. We are lucky to have some fabulous walks, Frenchman's Creek is a favourite and also around Lizard Point. Experience fresh clean air, peace and quiet during the out of season months, clear bright light and dark starry skies at night.
The wildlife will fascinate you as Humpback and Fin Whales are regularly spotted along with Basking Sharks, pods of Dolphins and Porpoises as well as Seals. Seabirds are abundant and off Lizard Point you will see Cornish Choughs, Gannets, Fulmars, Guillemots, Razorbills, Cormorants, Shearwaters and many more varieties.
Beaches, Coves & Fishing Villages
The beaches here are some of the finest in the county with marbled pebbles, white sand, good surf and crystal clear waters. Only a 10 minute drive from Rock Cottage are Gunwalloe Church Cove, Dollar Cove, Fishing Cove, Poldhu, and Polurrian. Spectacular Kynance Cove, Kennack Sands, Coverack, and the serpentine pebbles at Poltesco plus many more, are 30 minutes away. Families may enjoy a wonderful time swimming, kayaking, sailing, body boarding or surfing.
Visit 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 hire locally and cycle the Penrose Estate where the sea almost meets a freshwater lake. Whatever you wish, there are plenty of opportunities to experience what this locality has to offer. There just won't be enough time to do it all!
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 around Lizard Point and be amazed at the variety of wild flowers that grow here including Pink Thrift, Cornish Heath, Primroses and Yellow Gorse as well as orchids and Hottentot Fig. See the Cornish Choughs which returned to the Lizard some years ago.
Eat & Drink
There are many excellent eating places all recommended by our guests and easily accessible. Your nearest restaurant/pub is www.shipinnmawgan.co.uk where your hosts are Greg & Ali Laskey.
About half a mile from Rock Cottage towards St Martin is Gear Farm where you may buy delicious organic pasties. Telephone 01326 221 150 to place your order.
There are many other places to eat which specialise in local produce including excellent fresh fish. Here are just a few to whet the appetite:
For art lovers visit The Tate and Barbara Hepworth Museum at St Ives. 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.
Things To Do
Whatever the weather, there are numerous places to visit. Helston Town Museum and boating lake, Poldark Mine at Wendron, Roskilly's ice cream parlour and pond walks, boat trips along the Helford River, St Michael's Mount, Penzance, the Minack Theatre at Porthcurno, Falmouth Maritime Museum, St Ives and Lands End.