Near the southern most point of the UK lies Kynance Cove, a spectacular beach that is an ideal destination for any beach getaway vacation in the south west. A short walk down through the ancient valley reveals a visually stunning array of Serpentine outcrops, harbouring pristine sands and turquoise waters. At low tide the mighty Asparagus Island is accessible, one of the few remaining spots in the UK where wild asparagus still grows. A remarkable feature of Kynance cove is the formidable blowhole, spitting saltwater high into the air at mid-tide, when waves compress air through a narrow split in the rocks. Kynance cove's serpentine rock formations are identified by its distinctive red and green tones, polished by the sea over thousands of years, are unique to Kynance the Lizard Peninsula. More can be read on the geological history here. Surfing at Kynance is not for the faint hearted, with an amazing wedging wave caused by the constructive interference of secondary waves bouncing off the cliffs from the opposite side of the bay. Be sure to visit the cafe for cream tea at the Kynance Cove Cafe.
Helford & Lizard: Twenty-five Secret Beaches
A beach guide book pulling together all of the Lizard Peninsula and Helford River’s best secret beaches and hidden coves.
Here’s to adventure. The spontaneous foray down that overgrown footpath, leaping that ancient granite hedge and traversing that deserted headland no-ones ever heard ... Read More
Park in the National Trust car park at the top of the cliff and walk down through the valley and the winding steps cut into the cliff onto the beach.
Postcode: TR12 7PJ
Lat / Lon: 49.9743, -5.23185
OS Explorer Map: 103 - The Lizard
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