Church Cove & Lizard RNLI Lifeboat station

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available South West Coast Path SSSI Dog friendly

Season: spring

The car park above the new Lizard Lifeboat House features a memorial stone to those who lost their lives in the wreck of The Ardgarry in December, 1962.  Crew from the Lizard Lifeboat spent fourteen hours in the storm, attempting to rescue them, without luck.  It was ironic, then, to be greeted by such a tranquil, peaceful sight for this re-visit.  The sea was calm and silver under the sun, early in the morning.  Such is the variety of the weather at this most southerly UK point.

Spring visit photo gallery


Round at Church Cove, what the beach means to Danielle.

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A peaceful morning beside the Lizard Lifeboat launch slipway.


Alles zusammen in dieser welt, mit Mauer and Sebastian at Kilcobben Cove.

Season: winter

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea.  As an organisation, it is supported entirely by voluntary contributions.  It fulfills a vital role in helping to safeguard those who use the beach, the coast path and the sea in this beautiful part of the world.  I re-visited the Lifeboat station to witness a training launch of the new Lizard lifeboat.  I heard from Maggie, a member of the launching authority, who explained the relationship between the RNLI, the Coastguard and the lifeguards for the benefit of visitors and beach goers alike, as well as how to help if you see someone in trouble.  The Lifeboat station is a marvelous facility, strikingly attractive and highly valued for its service to the community and seafarers alike.

Winter visit photo


Maggie explains how the RNLI interacts with other services in Cornwall.


The launch of the Lizard lifeboat at Kilcobben Cove on a Sunday morning.

Season: autumn

This was a memorable opportunity to see the new lifeboat house at Kilcobben Cove.  It’s easy to walk there from Lizard village and nearby Church Cove is well worth a visit.


With John Harris, a member of the launching authority at the new Lizard lifeboat station.

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