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"Explore Kynance Cove on the Lizard" Kynance Cove Tip by MikeBird

Kynance Cove, Cornwall: 4 reviews and 11 photos

  Kynance Cove from the cliff top
by MikeBird

Our last trip to this delightful place was at Easter 2004. Kynance Cove has a spectacular scenic beach which is revealed when the tide retreats.

There are some lovely small caves cut into the cliffs that my kids explored with a torch. They are not deep but when you are small and with a fertile imagination it's possible to think the misty air hides Cornish ghosts inside them.

Park the car at the National Trust car park on the cliff top and then take the short path down to the beach.

There is a small café and toilets nestling behind the beach. I expect the cafe is open only during the high season although it was open at Easter.

Try looking for some of the green or red veined pebbles. These are really attractive stones especially when wet. They indicate the local rock type which is Serpentine.

You can also walk along the cliffs to the most southerly point of mainland Britain which is Lizard Point. On this walk we saw a pair of Choughs; rare, crow-like birds with red beaks. Apparently they had recently taken up residence in the cliffs and had nested the year before. I really hope they are still there.

Address: Helston TR12 7PJ

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 10, 2009
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