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Kilcobben Cove

Kilcobben Cove is home to The Lizard Lifeboat Station, operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution ( RNLI), which was officially opened on 5 May 2012 following a two year build. On the same day the new Lizard lifeboat was named “Rose” in a ceremony by the former Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Mary Holborrow. Visitors are welcomed, see The Lizard Lifeboat Station website for opening times and further details.


  • Public car park located close to the church at Church Cove.


  • From the Lizard Village take the road signposted Church Cove. If driving park at the car park by the church and approach on foot thereafter through gated access.
  • The station sits in one of the most remote and rugged settings in the whole of Great Britain, at the foot of a 140ft (45 metre) cliff.
  • The boat house is approached by more than 200 steep steps from the station car park.

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