Lizard Point is Britain's most southerly point, infamous for its shipwrecks and overlooking one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. Its rugged coastline is believed to contain rock which dates to over 500 million years old! Before they built the lighthouse in 1752, the coast was titled the ‘Graveyard of Ships’. Now there is a Lizard Lifeboat Station so presumably it's a graveyard no more.
The offshore islets at Lizard Point are 500 million years old, left over from the massive collision between the super-continents of Gondwanaland and Euramerica. (Who names super-continents?) The area contains a huge outcrop of the colorful serpentine rock, the great steaks of green looking like a lizard's skin, which is where the name comes from.