Watersports at Lizard Point, woman with surfboard looking out to sea

Watersports at Lizard Point


Enjoy surfing without the crowds - a surfers’ paradise without waiting to catch that perfect wave. For something a bit different, try a lesson with Porth Kerris Dive School and explore the underwater wrecks on the Manacle rocks.

What makes it special

  • Experience the effects of the Gulf Stream from the water

Hostels nearby

Watersports at Lizard Point

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Map references

OS Map: 203 & 204, and Explorer 103

OS Grid Ref: SW804228

Lat/Lng: 50.064699, -5.069233

Contact information

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Porth Kerris Dive School

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