Housel Bay is around half a mile from Lizard Point in Cornwall, making it one of the most southerly beaches on mainland Britain.
The small beach is sheltered at the foot of steep cliffs, making it extremely difficult to access, so it’s not really suitable for families or the infirm. The sand can disappear entirely at high tide, presenting a real danger of being cut off, so it’s important to keep an eye on tide times before setting out.
However, for those who surmount all the obstacles, the sandy beach is (understandably) a beautifully secluded haven away off the well-beaten tourist track. Others who want to admire the view from a safe distance can take advantage of a lovely coastal path running all around the area, from which you can see Marconi’s telegraph station, the Lizard Lighthouse and Lloyds Signal Station. Lizard Village is also close by for the usual amenities.