Mullion & Goonhilly
Coverack & Kynance
Cadgwith & St Keverne
Coverack and Kynance.
Part of the fun of exploring The Lizard is visiting the smaller and
out of the way places.
Coverack. This lovely fishing village on the east coast, shown
here at low tide, has a tiny harbour built of local stone in 1724. On
a summer day it seems peaceful and sheltered but as the photographs
in the bar of the Paris Hotel show just how devastating the storms
here can be. The Hotel is named after an American passenger liner
which ran aground off the point in the storms of 1899. No life was
lost on this occasion but the year before the SS Mohegan was wrecked
on The Manacle Rocks with 106 drowned. The disused lifeboat station
next to the harbour is now a restaurant.
Kynance Cove near Lizard Point is probably the most painted
and photographed place in Cornwall. This beauty spot has been a mecca
for tourists since the 18th century. Brilliant turquoise water and
white sand, with islands, caves and unexpected views are still a
powerful draw today. Once remote and difficult to get to, The
National Trust built a new toll road to a large car park on the downs
above the cove. There is still a steep climb down to the beach but
the views from above can now be enjoyed by the less energetic. The
area abounds with rare botanical plants. Please do not pick them.
Whether the weather is fair or foul, the Lizard is worth a visit.
Lizard Village Mullion
& Goonhilly Coverack & Kynance Cadgwith
& St Keverne