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One of the smallest villages on the Lizard Peninsula, Cadgwith is secreted in a small cove between The Lizard and Coverack. Its a small village, but thats its charm, and it has all you need for a relaxing holiday or quick visit in Cornwall. There’s a Pub, aptly named The Cadgwith Cove Inn, a fishmongers, craft shop and enough holiday accommodation not only in Cadgwith, but also the nearby areas.


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Sit back and try and picture what the archetypal Cornish coastal village would look like, and you wont be far off coming up with somewhere that looks like Coverack. This tiny fishing village is full of old world charm and remains unspoilt despite having a high throughput of visitors and holiday makers particularly during the summer months.

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Among many other things Helston is very popular for its ancient bustling market and the Furry Dance festival. The town lies halfway between the Penzance and Falmouth and is at the junction of A3083 and A394 which is the South point of Lizard Peninsula.  Out of all the main towns belonging to Cornwall, UK this culturally and historically affluent town is today considered as the most unchanged with its atmosphere that depicts of a bygone era.


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Manaccan

Mawgan is a unique holiday destination positioned in the central area of The Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall and acts as the perfect weekend getaway place. The village has a fantastic range of attractive offerings including its proximity to beautiful beaches and the panoramic views.

Mullion is a quaint town filled with lots of tourist attractions for those who visit Cornwall. The town has a very strong history and traditional value with many of its houses being homes for generations spanning over 2000 years. This town is visited by tourists in thousands every year and it comes as no surprise given the strength of modern amenities that have perfectly blended without marring its solid history.


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On the eastearn side of the Lizard Peninsula is the village of Porthallow. Small, but perfectly formed there is a single pub, a lovely stony beach, plenty of self catering accommodation and a lovely atmosphere. An old fishing village it now mainly caters for the tourist trade although there are still day boats that go out from its shores.


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Porthleven is a bustling town on the north westearn side of the Lizard and is a very popular holiday destination. It is home to an expansive beach running almost 3 miles and still has an active fishing fleet being the most southerly port in the UK. Porthleven attracts holiday makers from far and wide and caters for their every whim. There is plenty of holiday accommodation, shops, cafes and restaurants in Portleven.

Port Navas is a small village and creek off the Helford River.

Ruan Minor is a small village just north of Cadgwith in the southern most part of the Lizard. Ruan Minor is surrounded by lovely countryside and is only about a mile from the coast and all the coastal paths that entails.

Located on the southernmost point on the Lizard Peninsula, St. Keverne village is truly unique as it is built surrounding a town square. This village has a colorful history, thereby making it a popular destination, regardless of whether you prefer staying in cottages, hotels, hostels or bed and breakfasts. This village square hosts two pubs, a large church and few quaint cottages.

St Martin, or St Martin-in-Meneage to give it its full name is a small village on the Lizard with a population of just 386. The village is in the middle of the Lizard not far from Helston, about five miles and close to the lovely Helford River.

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