Kynance Cove Beach
Located on the west side of the Lizard and probably the most photographed and painted location in Cornwall, the contrast between the cove’s white sand beach and the dark red and green serpentine rock produces a breathtaking sight.
It's the summer holidays and that means that it's very busy at Kynance now. We recommend arriving before 11am to try to avoid the possibility of the car park being full. Although there is alternative parking in nearby Lizard village, which is around two miles away, this can also become full and we ask that you do not park in nearby laybys or on the side of the road. This can cause problems for the local community and limit access for emergency vehicles. There is also National Trust parking at Lizard Point, which is approximately two miles walk to Kynance.
Kynance Cove gets very busy in the summer months but closeby is Coverack - a picturesque fishing village which is now fully open for business after its recent flash flood.
There’s a steep 10-15 minute walk down to the cove but that doesn’t stop visitors who head to the beach for a family day out, a romantic stroll along the sand or to photograph the moment when in the sunlight on the sea turns a brilliant turquoise colour.
At low tide you can explore the towering rocks stacks and the caves with names such as The Parlour and The Drawing Room and located just above the beach is an eco-friendly café selling Cornish pasties, fresh sandwiches, baguettes, homemade cakes and cream teas along with beach goods. From Kynance there is a fantastic 2 mile scenic walk around the coast to Lizard Point, mainland UK’s most southerly point.
Kynance Cove is owned and looked after by the National Trust and is able to care and conserve areas like this thanks to their members, volunteers and donors. Car park free to National Trust members.
With its pure white sand, turquoise waters and serpentine rock-towers, Kynance Cove makes the perfect setting for Poldark. One of Cornwall’s most famous beaches, it is set to impress on screen when it doubles up as Poldark’s beloved Nampara. At low tide there are sea caves and islands to explore.