Due to Covid-19, some places have decided not to re-open. Do your research before your arrival especially if you wish to eat out as you will need to book in advance. Also bear in mind there will be queues and social distancing - so plan ahead!
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.
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.
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. Booking is now essential.
Whatever the weather, there are numerous places to visit, and lots to do with children. Here are a few ideas but again, you will need to book.
There are many excellent eating places all recommended by our guests and easily accessible.
Mawgan village has a wonderful well-stocked shop, which is full to bursting with local produce. www.mawganstores.co.uk The village is fortunate to have a great chef with Greg & Ali Laskey your hosts at www.shipinnmawgan.co.uk They operate with table service only and strictly on a pre-booked basis. Tel: 01326 221 240. Meals priced at £40 per person.
Gear Farm Pasty Shop - ring first and place your order. 01326 221 150. Payment at the shop by card only. Open hours: 10.00 - 14.30 Monday to Saturday inclusive.
There are many nearby places to dine; here are just a few to whet the appetite.
The Black Swan at Gweek - bookings only
The Boatyard Cafe Gweek - open for takeaways. Card payment only
The Prince of Wales at Newtown St Martin (Closed down)
New Yard at Trelowarren, Mawgan - Open
Halzephron at Gunwalloe (dogs welcome) (unknown)
Boo Koos in Helston - Open for takeaways
Poldhu Beach Cafe - Open for takeaways
Mussel Shack at Porthleven - Open
Rick Steins at Porthleven (closed down)
Kota Kai at Porthleven - Open
Shipwright's Arms at Helford - Open from 23rd July (dogs welcome)
The New Inn at Manaccan - Open (dogs welcome)
Wavecrest and Polpeor Cafe at Lizard Point - Open (dogs welcome)
Fat Apples Cafe - Open