There are simply too many superlatives to describe Kynance Cove. Stunning, breathtaking, majestic and beautiful are just a few of the words that come to mind when you’re looking down at the towering rock stacks, green cliff tops, golden sands and turquoise water. If you are visiting Cornwall this just has to be on your “to do” list.
Located on the dramatic Lizard Peninsula in West Cornwall, and in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the approach drive underlines the raw natural beauty and starkness of the area, with the towering satellite dishes of Goonhilly earth station adding to it’s mystique. A single road, seemingly to nowhere is the only way down towards the car park (national trust) as you catch a glimpse of the sea for the first time.
From the car park, the approach down to the beach could be tricky for some, down a steep rocky path so please be aware of this. Suitable footwear is advised. A beach cafe offering a variety of homemade food, drinks, cakes and cream teas operates at the base of the cove perfect for refuelling in preparation for the trek back up!
Please be warned, at high tide the majority of the beach gets covered so be careful if exploring the rocks and take a note of tide times for that day.
A national trust car park is located at Kynance Cove, with a 10 minute walk down to the cove. This is a chargeable car park, free to National Trust members
Toilet block with disabled facilities located in the National Trust Car Park.
Access to Kynance Cove is by foot only, and the path is steep and rocky in places. There is a view point along a fairly level track from the car park, approximately 200m in length.
Coverack beach is a large, sheltered sand and shingle beach located within the picturesque fishing village of Coverack, on the Lizard Peninsula in West Cornwall.
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