Kynance Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall ©National Trust Images Hilary Daniel
Beach with Cafe
Picturesque Kynance (meaning ravine) Cove is a National Trust beach which is glorious in low season but can get very busy in summer, to be honest, when it is hard to appreciate it at its best. It is famous for its clear azure sea, white sand and rock pools aplenty.
The views are 360 degree fantastic in this magical place, but if visiting during the summer aim for very early morning or late afternoon to catch least people and for ease of parking.
The scenery is staggeringly beautiful, but be warned, there is a walk to this renowned beach from the car park. It is one of Cornwall’s most visited beaches, especially in July or August, but the beach has lots of rocks and large pebbles/stones, so is not the easiest for carrying lots of kit or if you have mobility problems/are unsteady on your feet.
The beach is not lifeguarded; it is not an ideal swimming spot as it has strong rip currents. You also need to be very aware of tide times.
However, for walking and natural sightseeing, it is a wondrous ‘not to be missed’, extremely beautiful and much-photographed sight to be seen in Cornwall. As an added bonus, the climate tends to be mild here, too, especially in May and June. Dog owners should be aware that Kynance Cove operates a seasonal dog ban from 1 July to 3 August, between the hours of 10am and 6pm.