Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove
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Popular since Victorian times, the brilliant turquoise water and white sand, with islands, caves and unexpected views are still a powerful draw today.
Located less than 2 miles from The Lizard and once remote and difficult to get to, The National Trust built a new toll road to a large car park on the downs above the cove.
The beach's defining features are the serpentine rock formations with a disnctive pinnacle to the north of the beach.
All in all Kynance is one of the prettiest coves in Cornwall and as a result one of the most painted and photographed. It is now owned by the National Trust who have just carried out a two-year project using the latest technologies designed to harness renewable energy, improve bathing water quality and protect the environment.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal dog ban. Easter day to 1st October

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TR12 7PJ

OS grid ref.

SW 6905 1296


Beach cafe, toilets


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