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“Great peninsular with great views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Lizard and Kynance Cove

The Lizard and Kynance Cove
Lizard, England
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Perth, Australia
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“Great peninsular with great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Rather than drive out to the peninsula, we parked in town and took the scenic walk. The views were great, a photographer's paradise. Had a double cream ice cream as recommended by friends and it was simply delicious. Also many souvenirs made out of the local serpentine rock to choose from

Visited April 2012
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“Beautifull coast line with breath taking views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

a fabulous unspoilt walk along some of cornwalls most breath taking coastal walk ways

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“Magnificent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Unfortunately we got our timings wrong and visited Kynance Cove when the tide was in but it is still a magnificent spot in which to enjoy the power of nature as the sea was battering into the rocks. There is a bit of a walk from the car park to Kynance Cove, which is mainly uphill on the way back, but it is worth the jounrney. If the tide has gone out, a shortcut across the beach becomes available. There is also a cafe serving lunches etc. The Lizard doesnt quite have the instant, spectacular appeal of Kynance but is still worth a visit simply for its geographical importance. My advice would be to check the tide timetables for Kynance before you go!

Visited June 2012
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“A great view and lovely beach. A hidden gem.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Quite a walk but the cafe at the bottom makes it all worth while. Lovely food and great toilet facilities. Watch the tide times as the beach disappears at high tide! Quite a steep and long walk but so beautiful. National Trust members get to park free as well.

Visited June 2012
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“Too beautiful to put into words”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

There is nothing to dislike. We stayed at The Top House at the Lizard and it was a lovely and easy walk along the clifftops to Kynance Cove - just make sure you check the tide times as although Kynance Cove is beautiful all the time you get so much more out of it at low tide which enables people to walk to areas that would normally be under water. Take a picnic and eat on the sand or have lunch at Kynance Cafe which must have one of the most fantastic views of any cafe in the whole world. This time round I visited while Spring flowers were blooming and the whole area becomes almost impossibly beautiful. Take an SLR camera with two lens - one for close ups of flowers, the other for zooming in on the wildlife. I took so many of Kynance Cove - I just can't get enough of it and one extra special one has already been ordered for a huge canvas for our living room now that we have reluctantly returned home to Australia.There are some boarded up houses right near the cafe, probably owned by the National Trust. What a waste of prime property. There is a sign in the window saying they are to be converted into holiday lets but the sign itself looks old so not sure what is happening. But what a fantastic self catering experience that would be if the owners get their fingers out and invest. If I won the lotto I wouldn't look anywhere else other than to offer whatever it took to buy the property and convert to the ideal home and I would come back home to England to stay for good (as long as I could convince my Aussie husband to join me otherwise it would have to be six months here and six months Kynance!). There is also self catering accommodation attached to the cafe and what a fantastic place that would be to stay - especially when everyone has gone home for the day or before they all visit for the day - you would have Kynance Cove for yourself. We wanted to stay there a few years ago but we could only stay for around 4 days and bookings are weekly. Enjoy the experience everyone.

Visited June 2012
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