Housel Bay

  • Housel Bay Beach
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  • Housel Bay
  • Housel Bay Cove
  • Housel Bay - Lizard
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    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

    Housel Bay Reviews (1)

    Our local beach

    Emma Blackmore

    Aug 09th 2023

    Not for the faint hearted, the steps down are steep and run out at the bottom onto huge boulders so it’s a bit of a scramble. But oh so worth it - the cliffs, beach and sea are stunning here. The water is beautifully clear for a swim when it’s calm but take care with the tide - it’s easy to get cut off. There’s a lot of seaweed on the sand at present which adds more colour!