The Lizard and Kynance Cove

The Lizard and Kynance Cove

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  • shropshirenick
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom20,131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking
    Kynance Cove is a must visit if you staying anywhere near the Lizard. The beach and surrounding scenery is simply breathtaking. Bear in mind you need to be reasonably fit and mobile to get down and back from the beach. Although, you can get good views of the beach from the coastal path, not too far from the car park.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 June 2023
  • D P
    Wellington, New Zealand7,696 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful but busy on summer.
    When the tide goes out you can walk right around the head to another beautiful beach. Very popular even though it’s quick a walk down and back up but it is very beautiful with a cafe at the bottom too. Lots of parking at the top and a popular spot for people doing the coastal walk.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Amie T
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Kynance cove is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. We arrived really early to the car park at 9am which worked well as there were only a few cars there. The car park is charges at £5 for four hours or £10 for over four hours. This is paid on a machine or via a app so take cash or download the app before you get there. There are two routes to get down to the cove. The shortest walk involves alot of steep steps with no barries and from a high height( we didn't personally do this). We chose the route that was suitable for prams with my 6 and 3 year old. I would not recommend taking a pram Down as its very steep and almost like gravel so it would be hard to get it back up. Once down there we waited for the tide to go out and then walked round the the other side. It's absolutely beautiful but I wouldn't bother taking beach towels as the sand was so wet that they were soaked through all the time) y This is obviously because the tide constantly goes in and out covering the sand so make your jorumeys lighter and don't bother with the towels. There is a reasonably priced cafe at the bottom and toilets around the corner.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Jennie w
    Loughborough, United Kingdom89 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a view
    What a stunning view as you walk from the car park down to the viewpoint and cafe. Unfortunately the lighthouse wasn't open on the day of our visit, but the views and seeing seals more than made up for this. There is plenty of car parking and toilets available. Not to be missed.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Kim W
    49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everyone should see this if they can. X x x
    A must visit place. Good shoes advised but there are different options for waking to the cove and the sights are breathe taking. Paths are pretty well marked and it wasn’t too busy. Lovely cafe and sitting on the top of the hill was fab. X x x
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Laura E
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderfull place
    Beautiful area to visit for coastal views and little quirky gift shops. Lighthouse seemed to be closed but no problem as we visited the most southerly cafe and managed to spot some seals too. Overall a wonderful day out. Parking was easy but did get rather busy at times
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Steve_Lincs1
    Lincoln, United Kingdom1,780 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful scenery
    Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautifully stunning and picturesque piece of coastline in the UK. The car park at the top is fairly large and run by the National Trust which means it is free for members. This place gets busy. I would highly recommend getting here early before 10 am if you want to have no issues with car parking. The Covid self is tidal and when the tide is in there is no sand at all when the tide is out there are lovely, sandy beaches and caves to explore. Find it well and you will have a fantastic time here. Despite it being one of the busiest times of year, there was still sufficient room for everybody whilst we were there however, they walk up and down is quite narrow so there is some stopping to let people passed. there are steep steps and rocky pebbles to negotiate in both directions and this is the only access to the beach so if you have mobility issues I would strongly suggest doing plenty of research and looking at the pictures to see whether you will be able to access the beach or not.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 August 2023
  • Holiday1979
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ticked off bucket list
    This place had been on our bucket list for years & OMG it did not disappoint. We got there early which if recommend as the carpark was full when we left, also it’s much better when it’s not completely packed out. We got there for 10am. Price for 4 hours was £5.00. If your National Trust members, this is free. There are 2 ways down, hard way over the rocks or easy way if you have young children etc but it’s longer. The views are out of this world, makes you appreciate how beautiful the UK can actually be however you could mistake it for being abroad the sea was that gorgeous in colour. Made it all more worth it as it was hot sunny day too. Gorgeous coves, little mermaid pools & caves you walk through to reach the beach. Advise not to take towels as sand is wet so take something it won’t cling onto as much. Tide comes in very quick, don’t get caught out. Cafe had lovely food, I had little cream tea overlooking the cove. Had the best time and these memories will stay with us forever. Will definitely come here again next time we holiday in Cornwall.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 September 2023
  • Bongo
    80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Beach, Wonderful Scenery And A Great Cafe.
    It is one of the most beautiful locations in Cornwall. The steep climb down is well worth it for the spectacular scenery and lovely beach. We parked in The Lizard village and walked through the fields then down the steep path with many others heading to the beach. The alternative track is more suitable for pushchairs. The Kynance Cove Cafe is great, good food, relatively cheap and privately run by a friendly team.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Cathy K
    Wilmslow, United Kingdom68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning, but busy.
    We attempted to visit Kynance Cove two years ago, during the 2nd week of September. However, after being directed into overflow parking in a farmers field and to be charged £5 for the privilege, even though I’m a National Trust member. We decided it was going to be far too busy for us to enjoy fully. Fast forward to 3rd week in September 2023 and we attempted to visit again. Wow! Just stunning, the view is amazing and I’m so happy we waited. The terrain is tricky, the tide was just going out so we did do the steep and rocky way down. But the views and little cafe were well worth the effort. The National Trust car park was half full when we arrived this time and for me, it was busy enough. So happy we gave it a miss when the farmer’s field car park was being used.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
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Danny W
Carharrack, UK52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Been In cornwall 34 years and never been down this way, Father’s Day treat.
We are national trust members so the car parks are free, I would Suggest this as there are many places In cornwall and Devon to get good value.

Anyway kynance cove, pretty place to get to the beach is fairly steep via the direction route and not advisable for anyone with disabilities. They is a longer route and to be honest we came back that way back to the car park and it was a nice walk without the risk of falling over plus you don’t have to worry about walking h across the seaweed covered rocks on the beach. There
Is a little cafe where you can get a drink etc and sit on the benches or deck chairs… stunning view but better was to come.
There is a very steep path up the hill which leads to what can only be described as putting green area which would be lovely for a bbq or picnic. Please note dogs and young children must be watch near the cliff edges.
The view is breathtaking and well worth the hike. Like I said we walked back the easy way which was a lot easier.

We then went to lizard point again national trust car park took a walk down to the old life boat station as the light house station was closed, nice walk coupe of cafes again stunning view. National trust viewing point and nature watch few long range viewers assume these were the national trust. Got a nice ice cream and read the history on the lifeboat station.

We were out and about for a few hours and saw a stunning bit out south Cornwall well worth trip, hindsight take a sandwich flask or own drink as prices are steep. There are 4 walks ranging from 1-2 miles to 4-5 miles for various routes.

Good footwear is a must, forget flip flops heals etc. push chairs difficult to push on the paths. Dogs on a lead and pick your dog $**t up too. Is you have binoculars they would
Be handy, saw a drone flying around pretty cool if you have one to use.
Written 17 June 2024
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Samantha P
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Kynance cove car park can get busy, we had difficulty paying parking fee due to poor phone connection and only had enough cash for hour stay.
Very steep foot path down to rocky beach, with flat sand visible at low tide.
I did not see any wheelchair access to beach and not suitable for people who are unsteady on their feet.
Nice views, great area for walkers
Written 30 May 2024
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settingsun29
Kendal, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Beautiful rugged cove with some great little caves. Take heed of the tides before going down. We ate Pasties at the cafe which was really atmospheric. Bit of a tricky access down to the beach due to boulders and stones but there is an accessible path over the top. Toilets in the National trust car park.
Written 12 April 2024
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Lottie C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Security swore at my kids they went home crying they are 7 and 8! Took away mine and all my friends drinks after paying for them! security also swore at my 12 year old child!
Written 4 April 2024
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algubler
Dundee, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
We spent the entire day here back in May and pictures really don't do the place justice. The water is absolutely stunning, and looks as though you're abroad in a sunnier place than England! The views from up by the cafe are also amazing, my only word of advice would be to wear proper footwear as you have to climb over rocks to get to the water itself and it's quite a trek!
Written 22 January 2024
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Rachel T
Andover, UK194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We visited both of theses on a sunny day and the views of lizard was spectacular saw the resident seal I was blown away if so much going on and seeing so far.
kynance cove was breathtaking with a great view when you creep around the corner to see a magnificent view wasn't disappointed at all. If you like theses sort of places worth a visit
Written 30 October 2023
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RichardPeters
Wirral68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was the first time we’d visited this stretch of coastline and we weren’t disappointed. It is simply stunning and a much better option than Lands End which is sad and tacky in comparison. Top marks again to the National Trust for doing such a great job in looking after our natural heritage.
Written 10 October 2023
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Samantha
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Breathtaking views and we saw seals. Bit steep in places and the sea mist rolled in. Can hear the lighthouse warning sailors. Car park was cheap. Walks were plentiful. Simply stunning
Written 9 October 2023
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Cathy K
Wilmslow, UK68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We attempted to visit Kynance Cove two years ago, during the 2nd week of September.

However, after being directed into overflow parking in a farmers field and to be charged £5 for the privilege, even though I’m a National Trust member. We decided it was going to be far too busy for us to enjoy fully.

Fast forward to 3rd week in September 2023 and we attempted to visit again. Wow! Just stunning, the view is amazing and I’m so happy we waited.

The terrain is tricky, the tide was just going out so we did do the steep and rocky way down. But the views and little cafe were well worth the effort.

The National Trust car park was half full when we arrived this time and for me, it was busy enough. So happy we gave it a miss when the farmer’s field car park was being used.
Written 1 October 2023
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Bongo
80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
It is one of the most beautiful locations in Cornwall. The steep climb down is well worth it for the spectacular scenery and lovely beach. We parked in The Lizard village and walked through the fields then down the steep path with many others heading to the beach. The alternative track is more suitable for pushchairs. The Kynance Cove Cafe is great, good food, relatively cheap and privately run by a friendly team.
Written 20 September 2023
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