Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove, Cornish Cove, National Trust Beach Cornwall, Lizard Peninsular

The view across Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove, what can I say? It’s like another world! It’s like stumbling into an amazing secret place. An area of outstanding natural beauty, dramatic coastal scenery this secluded little cove is quite simply stunning. The most beautiful beach I’ve ever visited.

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the temptation of the waves

Kynance Cove is situated on the Lizard Peninsular owned and looked after by the National Trust. A truly magical place especially for children the stunning white sandy beaches, the endless caves and rocky corridors, the numerous fabulous rock pools teaming with sea creatures make it a natural playground.

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Corridors of Caves


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Exploring the Caves at Kynance Cove


On our visit we were super lucky to see some amazing wildlife like a spiny spider crab brought up to shore by a group of divers for the children to look at, the beautiful turquoise waves brought a seal bobbing along right by the beach – the first time we’d seen a seal in the wild! We had a close encounter with an adder which slithered across the girly’s feet as we climbed the rocks at the back of the beach… Again first time we’d ever seen a snake in the wild in the UK! Adders bite and they’re venomous so it’s best to just steer clear! But still WOW!

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Waves at Kynance Cove

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Looking out to sea at Kynance Cove


If you’re looking for things to do with kids UK then Kynance Cove is an amazing place to spend time – compelling and entirely unforgettable! You should put it on your bucket list!

When visiting Kynance Cove there’s a convenient National Trust operated car park on the top of the cliffs above Kynance Cove.

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Looking down on Kynance Cove from the cliff path.

Once parked up you can make your way down to the cove via the cliff path which is quite steep and a little awkward to negotiate with young children or you can take the easy path option which is even suitable for prams. You always need to be sure to check the tide times – don’t get cut off!

If you’re hungry… then try out the Kynance Cove cafe – just tucked into the cliff just above the beach it’s amazing, delicious homemade food from pasties and fresh crab sandwiches to huge slabs of delicious cake (… I recommend the carrot cake). They also sell all manner of beach essentials and there’s easily accessible toilets.

What more could you want? This is just one of the amazing places to visit in Cornwall.


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    • says

      It’s totally amazing – worth every second of the 11 hour drive to get there and a scramble down a cliff side :)) It’s like walking out in another world – very narnia!


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