Lizard Point

Site overview: Lizard Point in Cornwall is the most southerly point on mainland Great Britain, and as a result it is exposed to the full force of the Atlantic. The coastal upstanding rocky reefs found here extend out to around 2 kilometers offshore and run along the coast for around 24 kilometers. This variety of bedrock is unique to the Lizard Point. In the summer basking sharks, common dolphins, whales, seals and sunfish are often spotted from the headland.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Site of Community Importance
MPA Purpose
Sites which have been adopted by the EC, but not yet formally designated by governments of Member States are known as Sites of Community Importance (SCIs)


49° 58' 4" North,
5° 15' 21" West

Surface Area

139.88 km2
(54.01 mi.2 )


128.93 km
(80.11 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Reefs