Housel Bay

Tucked away, just behind the Lizard Point, is the stunningly pretty little cove of Housel Bay. Set at the bottom of craggy, dark serpentine cliffs you will find a tiny stretch of near white sand with the clearest turquoise water imaginable.

The beach here is relatively sheltered, particularly considering it is within a stone's throw of the most southerly point in mainland Britain. The high cliffs also provide plenty of cover from the wind.

Can become cut off at higher tides, so be careful.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal dog ban. 1st July to 31st August / 10am to 6pm

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TR12 7NU

OS grid ref.

SW 7081 1192


No facilities on the beach but drinks and snacks at the Housel Bay Hotel on cliff top.


Parking at Lizard Point