Lizard Lighthouse - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Lizard Lighthouse
The Lizard Lighthouse is Cornwall’s most southerly land lighthouse. This real Lighthouse has been shining a light for over 260 years, guiding ships safely home. It became the first electrically powered lighthouse before being fully automated in 1998 with a 26 mile light range and an automatic 3 mile fog signal if conditions are misty.
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National Trust - Lizard Point
0.3km from Lizard Lighthouse
The Lizard Peninsula is a special place to visit and explore with miles of coast and countryside, beaches, wildlife and history. Home to mainland Britain's most southerly point, some of the nicest and lesser-known beaches in Cornwall and some completely unique wildlife there really is something for everyone. The Lizard peninsula is also renowned as the birthplace of modern communication, where Marconi undertook some of his pioneering radio experiments.
2.63km from Lizard Lighthouse
A site of archaeological importance surrounded by dunes, beaches, a medieval church and a reedbed rich in wildlife. At low tide you can explore the towering rocks stacks and the caves with names such as The Parlour and The Drawing Room. Located just above the beach is an eco-friendly café selling Cornish pasties, fresh sandwiches, baguettes, homemade cakes and cream teas along with beach goods. From Kynance there is a fantastic 2 mile scenic walk around the coast to Lizard Point, mainland UK’s m
5.78km from Lizard Lighthouse
A beautiful beach that was located on the more sheltered eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula, not far from the tip. It was covered with masses of sand , a stream and rock pools a plenty kids love Kennack Sands. The beach to the east is designated as a nature reserve so please treat it with respect, it can be reached via the footpath that runs along the back of the beach and over Carn Kennack.
14.35km from Lizard Lighthouse
Loe Beach is a half-mile shingle bank that separates the Loe, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall, from the sea. The fishhook-shaped Loe lies at the heart of Penrose Estate, a bucolic, National Trust–managed park perched atop Lizard Peninsula, mainland Britain’s most southerly point. It is within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is considered a classic Geological Conservation Review Site.
Cornish Seal Sanctuary
15.02km from Lizard Lighthouse
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a sanctuary for injured seal pups, and is owned by The SEA LIFE Trust. The centre is on the banks of the Helford River in Cornwall, England, UK, next to the village of Gweek. The origins of the seal sanctuary go back to 1958 when the founder, Ken Jones, discovered a baby seal washed up on the beach near his home at St Agnes.
Flambards Theme Park
15.24km from Lizard Lighthouse
Flambards Theme Park in Helston, Cornwall is a great family day out with plenty of great things to do. The theme park itself boasts the best thrill rides in Cornwall with its famous Hornet Roller coaster, Canon River Log Flume, mighty Thunderbolt and amazing Extreme Force. The Victorian Village Experience is a fantastic full size reconstruction of a typical Victorian Village with 50 shops and homes to wonder around you can really experience how life would have been.
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