Where to stay around Lizard?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 401 holiday lettings near Lizard. From 197 cottages to 118 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lizard for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lizard?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Lizard. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Kynance Cove: 2,010 holiday lettings
  • Maenporth Beach: 3,088 holiday lettings
  • Mullion Cove Harbour: 2,601 holiday lettings
  • Porthleven Beach: 2,940 holiday lettings
  • Lizard Point: 1,791 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Lizard listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Lizard?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 197 cottages in Lizard. Our other popular types of Lizard holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 118 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 46 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 18 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lizard?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 22 holiday homes with pool available in Lizard. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Cottages Lizard will allow you to please yourself

    The Lizard (Lizard Point) with its lighthouse is a peninsula of Cornwall and the most southerly point of England apart from the Scilly Isles. This area is famous for a distinctive metamorphic rock, Serpentine. Lizard Point has had a lighthouse since 1751 to warn shipping about this attractive but dangerous coastline and its "Man O' War" rocks. There are many quaint coves on the Lizard including Mullion, Church Cove, Kynance Cove, Coverack, Cadgwith, Kennack Cove and Gunwalloe. Poldue Cove is where Marconi sent his first radio signal in 1901

    Places to holiday on the Lizard

    The face of tourism in Cornwall is changing, especially the types of accommodation available and this applies equally to South and North Cornwall. Many hotels and guest house are closing down and being converted into self catering holiday lets and the most popular choice by holidaymakers these days is holiday cottages.

    Several nature spots exist on the Lizard including Mullion Island, the nature reserve at Predannack, Gweek National Seal Sanctuary and Goonhilly Downs. The Lizard is also home to the Cornish Chough, one of Englands rare breeds of bird. Cornish cottages are a perfect base for birdwatching, walking, getting close to nature and Cornwall beaches.

    A holiday rental on the Lizard Peninsula is close to the Helford River and its numerous hamlets that evoke an atmosphere of past times. There are several inlets and creeks like Frenchman's Creek where Daphne du Maurier was inspired to write her book about romance and smuggling.

    Things to do on the Lizard

    The Lizard has many galleries, gift and craft shops and numerous places to eat, drink and try out Cornish specialities such as the pasty, clotted cream and Cornish ice cream. The Mullion Gallery in Helston has crafts and works of art from more than eight local craftspeople. You will never be short of gift ideas and even fisherman's smocks are very apparent in the area.

    The Lizard Peninsula is the ideal place to take it easy and just mosey around the harbours and take in the views, with small cottages, whitewashed and thatched clustered around and colourful fishing boats moored on the beach. You can surf, swim, walk, windsurf, play golf, go horse riding a join one of the many scuba diving or surf schools in the area. There are numerous gardens to visit, fishing trips or join in a village barbecue.

    Life in a Cornish holiday cottage really is about pleasing yourself. If you want to cook then this area has a multitude of organic farms or you can eat out, as many of the hotels, pubs and restaurants serve locally caught or grown food. Attractions near to Lizard cottages include Flambards, Trevarno Estate Gardens and National Museum of Gardening and Trebah Garden Trust or you can catch the Skybus from Lands End airport to the Isles of Scilly.

    Weather at the Lizard

    The Lizards climate is the warmest in Britain and the air is clear, crisp and untainted by industry.

    Travel to the Lizard

    Newquay airport is only an hour's drive away from the Lizard and National Express coaches have a direct service. Truro and Penzance are the nearest mainline railway stations and bus operators include Truronian, First and Western Greyhound.

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    Activities and attractions in and around Lizard

    Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Lizard a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Bonython Estate Gardens (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
    • Cornish Seal Sanctuary (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
    • Flambards (9 mi / 14.5 km)
    • Poldark Mine (12 mi / 19.4 km)
    • Penjerrick (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
    • Castle Beach (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Lizard

    Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Lizard is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Kynance Cove (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
    • Polurrian Beach (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
    • Poldhu Cove (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
    • Bonython Estate Gardens (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
    • Loe Bar Beach (8.1 mi / 13 km)
    • The Loe (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)