Location Guide: Kynance Cove

August 19th, 2019

Kynance Cove is located west of the village of Lizard and is one of the world’s most spectacular beaches! With its famous beautiful white sand to squidge your toes in, a fascinating mixture of red and green twisted rocks and luscious turquoise waters, this place is a remarkable sight to see.


How to get to Kynance Cove

If you are driving across to Kynance Cove, go south on the A3083 towards The Lizard. When you are approximately half a mile from the village of Lizard, keep an eye out for a brown sign that says Kynance. You will then follow the road down to Kynance and the beach car park will be signposted. If you’ve got a SatNav, you can make it a little easier by using the postcode TR12 7PJ; this will take you straight to the destination.

Parking is situated at the top of the cliff. During high season, this is a staffed car park and a pay and display system provided by the National Trust is used during out of season. Be aware that in the summer, Kynance Cove can get very busy and, therefore, the car park fills up quick! You are best to arrive before 11 am to ensure you can get a space. Once you have parked up and gathered your beaching gear, it is roughly a 15-minute walk down to the beach.

If you are strolling along the South West Coastal Path, you will stumble upon Kynance Cove. The beach is approximately a two-and-a-half-mile walk from Lizard Point; this is the perfect opportunity to take in some breath-taking scenery.


What is at Kynance Cove

The sheer beauty of Kynance Cove alone is enough of a reason to visit. Famous for its stunning white sandy beach and turquoise waters, it seems as if you are abroad! At low tide, it is the perfect opportunity to explore the rocks and caves. With many fascinating formations and mysterious coves, you could easily spend hours discovering the area. Do keep an eye out for the tide to ensure you don’t get caught out! The last thing you want is to be standing on a rock, to then find the sea has gone in and your only way back to shore is to swim. Additionally, if you are interested in scenic walks, there is a beautiful two-mile walk around the coast which takes you to Lizard Point.

Once you have explored the mesmerising rocks and coves, take to the sand and absorb the Cornish sunshine. Whether you decide to lay back on a lounger, play a game of rounders or build sandcastles with the little ones (or without), you will undoubtedly have a great time at Kynance Cove. Perhaps the most fascinating part of the beach is the sea. With crystal clear turquoise waters, the ocean appears almost Mediterranean; take a dip and enjoy a swim in the luscious waters.

By this point you will have probably worked up a bit of an appetite, and if you haven’t packed a picnic, not to worry because there is a brilliant beach café. Located just above the beach is an eco-friendly café that sells an array of delicious food; from Cornish pasties and fresh sandwiches to homemade cakes and cream teas! The café also sells some beach goods in case you forgot to bring some essentials.

A black dog running in the sea at the beach

Dogs at Kynance Cove

During the winter months, you can take your four-legged friends down to Kynance Cove to explore with you. Splashing around in the water with certainly be fun for the pup! However, in the high season, between Easter Sunday and the 1st of October, there is a seasonal dog ban. The ban is in place every day in this period between 7 am and 7 pm.

A person swimming in the sea

Safety at Kynance Cove

With so many rocks and coves to explore comes the risk of injury. Please keep yourself safe and don’t put yourself in any danger. As mentioned earlier in this blog, it is essential you keep an eye on the tide to ensure you aren’t caught out. Additionally, please be aware that Kynance Cove is not manned by a lifeguard, so you enter the sea at your own risk.

If you are interested in visiting Cornwall, why not stay in one of our luxury Cornish cottages? Here at The Valley, we have a selection of self-catering accommodation that is also dog-friendly! If you decide to bring your pup on holiday, take a look at our guide to dog-friendly Cornwall. In this guide is information on the beaches, attractions and walks that are suitable for your four-legged friends!