The Stunning Lizard Peninsula
Travelling to the Lizard is like experiencing the old Cornwall, you feel your troubles melt away and the beauty of this coast really hits you. A favourite beach of mine, and many others, is Kynance Cove. There's stacks of stones and silky sand, with a hidden beach revealed at low tide - and a tasty cafe all making this a must visit. The walk down from the carpark (National Trust) allows you to really appreciate the ancient coastline. Such a dramatic vista, it is stunning whatever the season.
Of course this stretch of Cornwall is more than just one beach. Hidden coves frequented by smugglers and pirates are a plenty, and quaint fishing villages too. Coverack is just such a place, so steeped in history. If you are looking for perfectly restored Cornish cottages to while away some vacation time then Lizard Holiday Cottages are a real gem. In Coverack they have four self-catering cottages all with sea views and right in the heart of the village. It's just what you would want to find - a cosy pub, local store and cafes and restaurants with sea food straight from the sea.
If a cottage on the river is a dream come true then look no further than Helford River Cottage, its ideal for messing about on the river. This is no ordinary stretch of water way, on the Helford river you will find Frenchman's Creek, the inspiration for novelist Daphne Du Maurier. A haven for wildlife, you can even find sea horses in the river's creeks!
Thats the beauty of the Lizard, you can feel the history, imagine the stories and be swept up in the romance of it all. Plus you can can actually walk where Poldark was filmed!
Coming slightly inland and you'll find another must for any happy holiday maker - Roskilly's Farm. The famous Cornish ice-cream is made here and you can meet the cows, explore the beautiful farmland and enjoy delicious food in the restaurant. My family and spent a happy day here filled with tasty treats and gentle walks, all bathed in sublime sunshine.
I keep coming back to the Lizard, it feels like a holiday within a holiday, living in Cornwall as I do. There is so much to keep you occupied, but equally you feel perfectly free to do nothing - all in amazing surrounds.