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National Trust Wildlife Watchpoint

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National Trust Wildlife Watchpoint

Head to the wildlife watch point and chat to the volunteers about what wildlife has been spotted lately. One of the most popular daily highlights at the watchpoint are the Atlantic grey seals which can been seen lounging on the rocks just offshore or 'bottling' (sleeping) in the water close by. Throughout the summer dolphins, porpoise, sunfish and the occasional whale and basking shark can also be seen from the watchpoint. It's open daily 11am - 3pm from 1 April - 1 October. Cornish choughs are now commonly spotted along the coastline and choose to nest at various locations on the Lizard.\

Birdwatching at Lizard Point

Lizard Point is one of the best places to see seabirds in UK with exciting species such as gannets, puffins, terns, guillemots, razorbills, various skuas and shearwaters travelling through the English Channel.

Britain’s most southerly point is also home to choughs, a type of crow that was once extinct in ‘the Duchy’ (the county). Choughs are a local cultural icon and they feature on the Cornish coat of arms. Kestrels often give amazing aerial displays at eye level before descending on its prey. Other species regularly seen include swallows, oystercatchers, turnstones and whimbrels.

Rare species of plant

The Lizard peninsula is also renowned for its unusual geology and vast array of botanical life. With its spectacular colourful cliffs and great swaths of heathland the Lizard boasts a wealth of wildlife and is home to over 250 species of national or international conservation importance, some of which only occur here on the Lizard peninsula.


Contact Information

Lighthouse Road
Lizard Point
Zip/Post Code
TR12 7NU