The Lizard Lighthouse from Housel Bay

The Lizard Lighthouse from Housel Bay

A well known landmark on the Lizard is the Lighthouse.  We visited the viewpoint shown after seeing this in a second hand book I bought a few weeks prior to the trip.  From the lighthouse car park (free to National Trust members, walk behind the lighthouse and round the coast path until you get into Housel Bay, beneath the Housel Hotel.  This photo is taken from the far side of the bay.

As we are looking almost due West, the Lighthouse will be best lit in the morning, but I reckon it is a well defined shape that would make a nice silhouette at sunset too, perhaps with a zoom lens to make the Lighthouse Prominent.  At the time of our visit the time of day was academic, as the sky was pretty much full of cloud.

If you visit during the day, there is a National Lighthouse Museum open, which offers tours of the site, and a history of all lighthouses in Britain.

At low tide, it is possible to walk down to the beach in Housel Bay.  Out of season, I imagine the beach is never busy, so there should be the opportunity for nice clean sand shots around lunchtime when the sun won’t be hidden behind the cliffs.

While in the area it is also worth popping down into the bay to the West of the Lighthouse, where there is a lifeboat station, and maybe some seals.