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the view across Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsular

 Kynance Cove, what can I say? A visit here is  like stumbling into an amazing secret and totally beautiful world – this secluded little cove needs to be at the top of your must-visit list! 

Where is Kynance Cove?

It’s an area of outstanding natural beauty and dramatic coastal scenery this secluded little cove situated on the Lizard Peninsular in Cornwall is quite simply stunning. The most beautiful beach I’ve ever visited. Kynance Cove is looked after by the National Trust. 

kids playing on the sand at Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsular in Cornwall

A truly magical place especially for children the stunning pale sandy beaches, the endless caves and rocky corridors, loads of  fabulous rock pools teaming with sea creatures make it a beautiful natural playground – it’s easy to lose all sense of time here. 

kids playing in the natural cave corridors at Kynance Cove Cornwall
caves at Kynance Cove in Cornwall

What wildlife is a 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 my kids 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!

the waves crashing on the beach at Kynance Cove in Cornwall
view looking out to see across the bay at Kynance Cove in Cornwall
view looking down on Kynance Cove from the cliff path.

Can you park at Kynance Cove?

The National Trust operate a car park up at the top of the cliffs.  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!

Tide Times at Kynance Cove

You can check up to date tide times for Kynance Cove  here. 

Kynance Cove Web Cam 

We’ve not been able to find a web cam for Kynance Cove but we just LOVE the 360 interactive photos over on 360 Beaches Cornwall here. 

Can you take dogs on the beach at Kynance Cove?

There’s usually a seasonal ban on dogs on the beach at Kynance Cove – typically they’re not allowed between Easter and the end of October – check the up to date information with the National Trust before you travel.

Is there a cafe at Kynance Cove? 

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. Keep up to date with the Kynance Cove Cafe over on Facebook. 

What more could you want? This is just an amazing place to visit! 

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