The Lizard Peninsula is Britain's most southerly point and there is outstanding scenery here and great walking. There are also a nice selection of beaches.
On the east coast of the Lizard are two small fishing villages with small beaches at Porthallow and Porthoustock and also a large pebble beach at Porthkerris. Further south is the picturesque fishing village of Coverack and there is a nice beach here. Further south-west are the beaches at Kennack Sands and at the picturesque fishing village of Cadgwith.
There is suberb scenery around Lizard Point and there is a small beach at Housel Bay.
On the east coast of the Lizard there is great scenery and a number of coves and beaches including the scenic Kynance Cove, the harbour at Mullion Cove, and then the sandy beaches at Polurrian Cove, Poldhu Cove and Church Cove. Further west is the three mile stretch of Porthleven Sands, comprising the beaches at Gunwalloe Fishing Cove, Loe Bar and Porthleven itself.
To reach the Lizard take the B3297 from Redruth to Helston or the A394 from Truro to Helston. At Helston take the A3083 south.