“ Cadgwith, The Lizard”


A charming little village, near to the Lizard Village. It has a sheltered harbour, and a steep street either side with lovely cottages, It has a few fishing boats still catching crab, lobster and small quantities of local fish.

It was a major fishing harbour in times gone by, holding the record for pilchards with 1.3 million caught in a single day back in the 19th century.

In the cove you will find The Cadgwith Cove Inn. On Tuesday nights there is folk singing and Cornish singing on Fridays.

There is an old pilchard cellar still standing on the quay beside the inn. Now The Old Cellars restaurant with its cobbled courtyard in the summer a nice spot to enjoy a snack, it was one of the cove's pilchard cellars.

Cadgwith on a wet Buller Day


No parking at all down in the village. If you have been there you'll know why. Park near the top of the village, at the car park sign, THE FIRST CAR PARK is the only one.

At the bottom of the car park is a small path It is a very beautiful walk though the centre of the valley with great views. Walk down the lovely wooded path from the car park, with its views across the narrow valley, with many flowers and past the famous small church, about the size of a room. St. Mary's is without doubt the most unpretentious Church.

There are photos of the Church and the village at thelizard.info

There is no wheelchair access on the top of the path because of a small stone ledge and a couple of steps half way down, so please take the road.

If you do have to drive down to the seafront. It is VERY narrow, (no joke), no large vehicles can pass, a car can, (be prepared to reverse a little). After going up the other side of the seafront, you will will have to drive a couple of miles with some very narrow bends to get back to the car park. The walk is quite short.

The Club house is straight over the beach, the dark building shown here with the dark car in front of it on a grey November day. 2002

Below: Jan 2010, Lovely photo, thanks Rachel


Thanks to your support”

Cadgwith Pilot Gig Club would like to thank all of you who help and support us, those who sponsor us, it really helps, the costs are high, maintaining the Gigs, the Clubhouse running costs, transport to the events, safety and clothing and a lot more.

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New style photo gallery

Posted by Greg on Dec 11, 2009
New style, with small previews, just click on a small photo on the left, it slides open a small thumbnail pic of that gallery, then you have choice, to click on a photo you like, or click on the small 4 square, icon, (next to the < > buttons), that will remove the thumbnails but still give you the descriptions. Try it out, please let me know if you like it

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Film: Ladies in Lavender

Old Cadgwith?, NO, our Club house is used in the film Ladies in Lavender

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a non profit site on Cadgwith and the Lizard

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