Polpeor Cove Beach sits in the shadow of Lizard Point in Cornwall, the most southerly point on mainland Britain. It is a small, coarse, south-facing beach. The nearest town is Lizard, around a half a mile due north.
Dominating the skyline around Lizard Point are the old RNLI lifeboat station and the twin-towered lighthouse, which is now a heritage centre open to the public. Kynance Cove Beach, around 2 miles up the west coast, can be reached on foot via the dramatic South West Coast Path.
A National Trust car park is provided at Lizard Point. Access to the beach is difficult, via the old lighthouse. The waters off Lizard Point are extremely dangerous and unsuitable for swimming. There is no lifeguard service. Dogs are permitted on the beach. A café at Lizard Point provides refreshments.