Photographs taken 2011 to 2015
The Lizard, or Lizard Point and all the associated offshore rocks
that are at the most southern tip of Britain, have been a dangerous
place at sea through the centuries, claiming many a grave of ships
and seamen. The Lizard Lighthouse holds a prominent spot on charts
marking this dangerous place, and a Lifeboat used to be stationed
here. The new Lizard Lifeboat Station is now at Kilcobben Cove,
sheltered to the east of the Lizard. The importance of a Lifeboat
being stationed here has been no less diminished, though thankfully
the wrecks are far less frequent. It is a dramatic place.
Polpeor Cove and the old Lizard Lifeboat House. Lizard Point is to
The Lizard on a blustery day with some of the Lizard rocks
threatening the unwary.
There are many more jagged rocks on the
reefs just below the surface.
The old Lifeboat House
Lifeboat House and slipway for local boats
Only the smallest of boats here now.
Looking down at low tide it is easy to see how extensive the
treacherous rocks are
The remains of the old Lifeboat Slipway - a heavy costruction to
withstand the heavy seas
Looking east to Polbream Cove, above which is sited the Lizard
The Lizard Lighthouse - the light already operating in the decreased
Despite modern electronic navigational methods,
lighthouses are still necessary and important to
at sea - whether a small fishing boat or a large cargo vessel.
The Lizard Light
Some of the Lizard Rocks in the calm - a good perch for seabirds,
However, not so safe even in just a heavy chop!
The rescue of the SS Suevic in 1907 - from the information plaques
above the old Lifeboat house
Rescue of the SS Suevic