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Cadgwith, Lizard Peninsula

A fine example of a working fishing village.

Weather permitting, fishing boats still go out every day; landing their catch on the beach.

The village has its origins in medieval times as a collection of fish cellars in a sheltered south-east facing coastal valley with a shingle cove. Houses, lofts, capstan houses, and cellars constructed of local stone or cob walls and thatched or slated roofs were built along the beach and up the sides of the valley leading to Cadgwith's characteristic appearance.

The pub remains the social heart of the village with Cornish folk music played every Tuesday night and traditional Cornish singing on Fridays. The village also boasts a cafe/restaurant, art gallery, tiny church, shop and fresh fish shop. 

There is excellent walking on a network of local footpaths including the coast path.  The Devil's Frying pan, a collapsed sea cave, is just a few minutes walk from the village. The Lizard peninsula's villages, beaches and the Most Southerly Point are easily explored by car.

For self-catering properties in the Cadgwith area, from traditional to contemporary, please explore below. 

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