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“Not worth to go on purpose, but it is very nice if you pass by”

The Lizard and Kynance Cove
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Watch up the tides! If the tide is high you won't be able to follow the short path, I tried and I soaked my trousers. Nice views of cliffs and huge rock islands. It is probably much cooler with low tide, but personally I found much more stunning the Carnewas & Bedruthan Steps.

Thank Belen I
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Disappointing, although not commercialized as Landend there is not a lot scenery, no rocks with cashing wave, caves or rock arches. There is the lighthouse, might have enjoyed it more if we had gone in, but we didn't have the time. We didn't see the beach as the time was in. I much preferred Landend with its dramatic coastline.

2  Thank auntjamjar
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

You could be anywhere in the world when the sun is shining and the sea is the extreme hue truly idyllic.
As we arrived the tide began to fill the whole of the cove, that meant little room on the beach but plenty of space on the slopes around.
Great little café - coffee has improved on previous years.
A day spent drawing, reading and watching the water

Thank Markpt2013
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We parked in the National Trust car park which has plenty of space and a WC but you cannot see the cove from the carpark. There are two pats down to the cove; we chose the more direct route which was easy at first, but became steeper with slippery steps and a finally a scramble over boulders. But if you can manage this path you get fantastic views of the cove and coastline beyond. Go at low tide if possible as most of the sand is covered at high tide and you can't walk between the different beaches. There is a cafe at the back of the cove which serves light meals, teas etc and is the starting point for the much easier (but longer) path back up to the car park.

2  Thank Gill C
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Two rather different spots. The Lizard is quite accessible and open. You get a decent view out over the sea and down the coast and on the day we were there a stray seal attracted attention with its activities. A very helpful National Trust attendant complete with telescope knowledgeably took you through the local birdlife. It's a pleasing location but on the day we were there not a dramatic one; for that I guess you need bad weather.

Kynance Cove is wilder and more secluded although its popularity is reflected in the number of visitors and a busy well-run cafe. Access the hard way isn't for those with physical weakness; an arthritic knee was very painful by the time we had traversed the rocks and pebbles. There is a more straightforward rough road which gives vehicular access and easier walking although it is steep. The cove is quite dramatic with the more scenic access cut off at high tide. Definitely worth a visit. Parking is free for NT members otherwise you have to pay.

1  Thank lancashireexile
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