A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

A small coastal property close to Lizard Point.  Much of the cliff vegetation has been influenced by the presence of Hottentot Fig, a South African plant which arrived on the Lizard at the end of the last century.  A considerable amount of work to control the spread of this plant has taken place over recent years.

A number of building at Bass Point are owned by the National Trust including the Lloyds Signal Station, which was renovated in 1993 and is leased as a private dwelling.  The Coastguard Lookout Station is also owned by the Trust and leased on a peppercorn rent to the National Coastwatch Institution. The Lizard Wireless Station is managed in-hand as a museum and visitors centre.  Alongside Poldhu, Bass Point is a mecca for anyone interested in the history of radio communication.  It is from this site that Marconi made his first ever ‘over the horizon’ radio signal to the Isle of Wight in 1900.