Lizard, The

Lizard, The, peninsula, Cornwall, SW England. Its southern extremity (the southernmost point of Great Britain) is called Lizard Point or Lizard Head. The coast has colored serpentine rocks, small coves and bays, wave-hollowed caves, islets (e.g., Asparagus Island), and dangerous reefs. Two lighthouses and a satellite earth station are on the peninsula.

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