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Top 10 Things to do near The Lizard

Posted to Wanderlustings by Charlotte on 9th June 2017


1. Visit The Lizard
Saunter through the idyllic coastal village of the Lizard, discover the dazzling secrets of the Lizard Lighthouse and admire the extensive sea views from what feels like the end of the world. After working up an appetite, take a pit stop at Coast café, they serve delicious breakfasts and lunches all made using seasonal and locally sourced produce, so tuck in and enjoy a taste of the Lizard.

2. Hit the Beach
The south coast has an abundance of sheltered sandy coves just waiting to be explored. Pull on your walking boots, clamber down the crooked cliff steps and head to Kynance Cove; with its turquoise waters, quirky rock formations and white sand, it’s no wonder it’s been hailed one of Britain’s best beaches.

3. Sing Along to Sea Shanties
The Cadgwith Cove Inn is rich in authentic seafaring history and comes alive on a port-fuelled Friday night with the roaring sound of sea shanties bellowing from the bar. The Cadgwith Singers have no limits to their repertoire, making Friday nights rumbustious village affairs in every season. The Sea Rose is perfectly placed to easily walk home and jump straight into bed after a late night of fun with the locals!

4. Walk The South West Coast Path
Taking a saunter in the sea salty air and exploring Cornwall on foot is the best way soak up the county's traditional charm. Walking the South West Coast Path affords the chance of spotting wildlife such as basking sharks, dolphins and rare sea birds so make sure you pack the binoculars!

5. Dine Out
Porthleven is increasingly popular for foodies. With historic harbour views and menus cooked up with local produce in mind, the culinary delights of Kota Kai and Rick Stein’s signature seafood dishes are not to be missed.

6. Enjoy an Afternoon at Bonython Gardens
Bonython Estate Garden is an 18th century Manor with a magnificent blend of tropical and traditional horticulture. Enjoy a tranquil, woodland walk and absorb the pretty and fragrant surroundings. The sweet thatched teahouse overlooks the glimmering lake and has an honesty box, so take an afternoon tea break, brew your own cuppa and accompany with a wedge of Victoria sponge.

7. Taste Cornish Organic Ice Cream
Nothing beats indulging in a delicious, locally produced ice cream. Roskilly’s is famous throughout the South West and is a must on any Cornwall holiday. The working Cornish organic farm, based on the outskirts of Coverack, is fun for all the family to meet the animals, stroll around the meadows and enjoy sea salt caramel cones with literally zero food miles!

8. Visit the Seal Sanctuary
The Seal Sanctuary is a must for animal lovers. Let the injured and orphaned seal pups pull on your heartstrings, this is a great chance to observe these creatures up close and it’s only a short drive away in the sweet village of Gweek.

9. Hit the Waves with Kennack Sands Surf School
A holiday beside the sea means you’ll have to participate in some on-the-water activities. If you want to give surfing a go and tune into the rhythm of the sea, then speak with Josh at Kennack Sands Surf School. If you’re new to the waters, he’ll be happy to kit you out with everything you might require and he’ll even get you standing on your first lesson.

10. Catch your own Fish Supper
In Cadgwith you can either find Tonks selling his fresh crab landed earlier that same day or take to the waves with Nigel, the local skipper who’ll take you out on the water to catch your own fish supper. Landlubbers fear not, wrap up warm and it’s an exhilarating Instagrammable experience you'll love to share with all of your city friends back home.


Properties featured in this article: The Sea Rose, The Fisherman´s Knot, Tangle Belle, Delphin, Camassia Farmhouse, The Hamptons

9th June 2017
by Charlotte


Hailing from The Isles of Scilly, Charlotte grew up on her family´s farm complete with holiday lets, which is where she learnt all about what makes the perfect home stay experience.

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