History of Kynance
Kynance Cove is a very special and unique place to
the Lizard Point, the most southerly point of Britain.
Kynance Cove is probably the most painted and photographed
place in Cornwall. This beauty spot has been immortalised
as the perfect cove by romantic poets and painters since
the eighteenth century, due to the brilliant turquoise
water and white sands, with islands, caves and unexpected
views which are still a powerful draw today, as are
rocks of green and red serpentine, polished by the sea
over thousands of years and unique to the Lizard Peninsula.
Kynance Café was built in 1929. Over the past
few years the National Trust, the owners of Kynance
Cove since 1999, have renovated and improved services
to Kynance Café and Kynance Beach Cottage. Mains
water and electricity have been laid under the road
from the main Helston to Lizard road, about three quarters
of a mile away. This means that we no longer rely on
a spring and generator, making the running of the café
and the holiday cottage much easier and more convenient
for us and our guests.
Walks around the Lizard
There are many beautiful walks including the south
west coastal path, which at 631 miles running from Minehead
in Somerset to Poole in Dorset is by far the longest
long distance root in the British Isles. There are numerous
coves around the coast, but please remember that in
Cornwall the sea can rise and fall by up to 20 feet
so please take care that you do not get cut off by the
tide and take heed of the notices regarding swimming.
Kynance Cove to Lizard Village
This is a beautiful section of the South West Costal
Path, you can follow the scenic cliff path or take the
route over the top of a Cornish hedge
From Lizard you can carry on walking round to Cadgwith.
Kynance Cove to Mullion
There is a 3 mile walk in this direction which takes
you over Predannack and into Mullion. From Mullion you
can catch the T34 Bus which will bring you back along
the Lizard road to bottom of the road which leads to
the Kynance Cove car park or into the Lizard Village.
Details of all these beautiful walks can be found
in the local maps and books.