Visit Kynance Cove

visit kynance cove

Kynance Cove is a section of what is often described as one of the United Kingdoms most beautiful stretches of coastline. To visit Kynance Cove you will need to head toward Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula in the south of the county. The cove is around two miles north of Lizard Point. (Lizard Point is the United Kingdom’s southern most point of land).

Kynance Cove has often been, and still continues to be, a focal point for artists and photographers from all over the world. They like to capture in particular the contrasting tones of the turquoise blue sea, white sand beach and unique red and green serpentine rock formations. Kynance Cove was also one of the locations used recently in the highly acclaimed BBC TV drama series Poldark.

Accessing the cove involves a relatively steep walk downhill from the car park at the top of the cliff, it will take around 5 to 10 minutes. There is also a longer alternative route to the beach which takes around 20 minutes. This has a more even path down to the shoreline. Making your way across the beach at the bottom can also be difficult sometimes due to uneven and sometimes slippery rocks.

* Note that Kynance Cove is a tidal beach, at high tide the beach can often be totally submerged. Before you plan your trip, ensure you check the local tide timetable.

With the British weather on your side, Kynance Cove is a great place to spend the whole day in the summer. Whether it is relaxing on a white sand beach that floats your boat? Exploring the ancient ‘Drawing Room’ or ‘Parlour’ caves when the tide is out? Maybe even swimming or paddle boarding in the clear turquoise waters?

Kynance cove has something for everyone of all ages and levels of adventure. There is even a picture postcard perfect cafe located just behind the beach. Serving the finest fresh Cornish produce to help recharge your batteries after all the exploring.

Getting there.

When driving to Kynance Cove take the A3083 road south towards the Lizard from the town of Helston. Drive until around half a mile from Lizard Village. Kynance Cove is then sign posted on your right hand side.

In the peak holiday season of July and August the car park can fill up very quickly. It is best to arrive very early in the morning to avoid any disappointment. For sat nav use the postcode TR12 7PJ.

The entire Kynance Cove site is owned and managed by National Trust. We recommend that you visit their website. This has all the latest up to date information about the cove, it’s facilities and opening times. Why not start to plan your perfect day trip to one of Cornwall’s most spectacular beaches today?

Best Surfing Beaches in Cornwall

best surfing beaches in cornwall

There is no need to head off for expensive overseas trips to Western Australia or Hawaii with your surfboard. The best surfing beaches in Cornwall provide amazing waves to ride all year round. And we can tell you exactly where to catch them!

Fistral Beach

Probably the most famous surf destination in the whole of the United Kingdom. This vast expanse of sand and surf is located on the doorstep of the north Cornish coastal town of Newquay. With swells up to eight feet high along with the famous ‘Cribber’ wave. Fistral beach is the place to head for surfers of all ages and abilities. Expect large crowds here during the peak holiday season!

Sennen Beach

Sennen beach is one of the most exposed beaches in Cornwall located on the western tip of the county. The cove provides consistent breakers all year round coming from the Atlantic Ocean. For experienced surfers the North end of the beach towards Gwynver beach is popular with waves around six foot high. The South part of the beach is an ideal place for beginners, with more manageable two foot waves to cut their teeth.

Porthtowan Beach

This is one of Cornwall’s most popular surfing beaches. On a good day the waves at Porthtowan beach come in fast and provide plenty of thwack! The beach is set on a backdrop of dramatic cliffs and sand dunes, which adds to the complete surfing experience. This blue flag beach is very popular during the summer months for surfers of all abilities.

Perranporth Beach

Perranporth beach is what we would term the ideal ‘all rounder’ surfers spot. While it can be quite hectic, especially during the summer. Perranporth has enough space for experienced surfers and novices surfers alike. Located on the North coast of Cornwall Perannporth beach generates a good Atlantic swell all year round.