Kynance Cove, Cornwall

Kynance Cove is one of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall.


It’s carved out of the coast of the Lizard Peninsula, surrounded by steep cliffs.


The white sands only make an appearance for a few hours at a time – once the tide starts to rise, they’re completely hidden. Plan your visit around the tide – for at least an hour either side of high tide, the beach is covered.


Leave the car at the top of the cliffs and take the steeper of the two paths down.

The views as you scramble down towards the beach are spectacular, especially if the sun comes out and turns the waters turquoise.

kynance-cove-cornwall kynance-cove-cornwall kynance-cove-cornwall kynance-cove-cornwallWhen you reach the bottom, wander (or wade, if the tide’s too high) over to the far side of the beach to find hidden caves.

kynance-cove-cornwallThen pick a spot on the sand and enjoy! (Go for one towards the back of the beach so you don’t have to keep moving as the tide creeps in.)

Once the waters have covered the sand, retreat to the little café for lunch (and maybe an ice-cream too…).

kynance cove cafe

For more information on Kynance Cove, take a look at the National Trust website.


  • Reply Teesh August 1, 2017 at 6:28 am

    That place looks so beautiful!

  • Reply Shikha (whywasteannualleave) August 7, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    You see water that colour & it’s almost hard to believe it’s England eh?! So stunning Laura!

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