On the western side of the most southerly point a slipway makes it way down to the old lifeboat station and then on to Polpeor Beach. The beach itself is a small shingle beach that is completely covered at high tide. A small fleet of fishing boats launch from the beach.
The beach isn’t ideal for a lazy beach day with a bucket and spade, but once on the beach you get a great view out west along the coast and towards the Shag Rock and Man o’ War islets. Keep an eye out for the seals which swim amongst the rocks and, at low tide, often haul out on the rocks nearby.
At low tide lots of rock pools become exposed near to the beach. Whilst rock pooling can be great fun, be careful: the tide can come in quick and cut you off. For tide times visit here https://www.tidetimes.org.uk/lizard-point-tide-times.
TOP TIPS for rookpooling:
- The beach is only accessible when the tide is out and nearby caves and rocks quickly become surrounded by water as the tide comes in, so please check tide times before you start exploring.
- Leave the rocky pools as you found them for others to enjoy. Don’t paddle or throw things in them, always put rocks back in the same place, and be gentle with any animals. If you pick them up, return them to the same spot.
- Don’t be tempted to take any of the beach pebbles away with you.
- Please take your litter home with you.
- Don’t get too close to the cliffs.