The Beach Guide

Kynance Cove - surfing

Kynance is one of those last chance spots that when everywhere else is blown out and not working you may find a wave. It's also a long drive from anywhere so mostly not worth bothering about.

The conditions have to be spot on for Kynance to work - there needs to be a small south/south-west swell or a big north-west swell, low tide and north/north-west winds. If any of the other South coast spots are working don't bother as it may well be too big for the banks here.

When it's good here it can be real good. A short, hollow and powerful wave that gets refracted into some interesting bowls ideal for launching into airs!

Surf report

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Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover


Large National Trust car park- about 10 minutes walk to beach