Well known for its quiet, unspoilt fishing villages, secluded coves and stunning coastal scenery, the Lizard is the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday break. For those looking for action and adventure the area also offers sailing, surfing, golf, diving and horse riding.
Take a stroll to the beach
The beautiful beach of Porthallow is an easy, ten minute stroll from Tregaminion. Porthallow is a small, unspoilt fishing village and offers safe swimming, fishing, sailing, stunning coastal walks and a good local pub – The Five Pilchards Inn. The village holds several fetes, fairs and parties throughout the year and also has its own vineyard where you can sample locally produced wine.
Discover the historic villages of the Lizard
You can also walk to the small village of St Keverne (about 20 minutes from Tregaminion). Here you’ll find a beautiful church, two pubs and several restaurants and shops. St Keverne has an interesting history - it was once well-known for its smuggling ring and in 1497 was the starting point of a Cornish rebellion, led by the local blacksmith.
In the church, look out for the shipwreck window which serves as a memorial for the liner “Mohegan,” which was wrecked off the coast of Porthoustock in 1898.
The neighbouring fishing villages of Coverack and Porthoustock are also within easy reach of Tregaminion and well worth a visit. Between St Keverne and Porthoustock look out for the ancient ‘giants quoits’, a stack of large rocks which stood for many thousands of years at Manacles Point. They were moved to their present location in the 1960s to allow a local quarry to expand.
Action and adventure
If you love sailing then Cornwall makes a great holiday destination. Explore Falmouth Bay, one of the largest natural harbours in the world, discover the secluded coastal coves of the Lizard or head to the Helford estuary. There are slipways at Coverack, Helford, Port Navas, Porthoustock, Porthallow and St Antony.
There are two local riding stables on the Lizard, offering a variety of rides to suit all levels.
One of Britain's best right hand reef breaks can be found at Porthleven, a 30 minute drive from Tregaminion. Further along the south coast is the beach break of Praa Sands. The North coast of Cornwall is also within easy driving distance.
Explore the diverse underwater life of the Lizard at Porthkerris Cove. Porthkerris Divers is a professional, family run dive centre offering shore dives, boat dives and a range of training courses. The centre also has a shop and café.
Great days out
Other great days out include Flambards Theme Park, the National Seal Sanctuary, The Eden Project, Minack Theatre, National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Roskilly’s Ice Cream and Organic Farm. Or pay a visit to St. Ives, Falmouth or Helston.