Kynance Cove Beach

Kynance Cove [c] NTPL Ross Hoddinott
Kynance Cove, The Lizard Peninsula, West Cornwall
Kynance Cove, The Lizard Peninsula, West Cornwall
Kynance Cove, The Lizard Peninsula, West Cornwall
Kynance Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall
Kynance Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall
Kynance Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall
Kynance Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall
Kynance Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall
Kynance Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall
Kynance Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall
Kynance Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall
Kynance Cove
The Lizard
Cornwall
TR12 7PJ
If stunning had a big sister then Kynance Cove would be her.

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.

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.

Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September (07:00am - 07:00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place.
 
Poldark connection:

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.  

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