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“Lizard Cornwall”

The Lizard and Kynance Cove
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Lizard
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed August 18, 2012

After visiting Lands end and experiencing the commercialized exploitation of a natural beauty spot the Lizard is a perfect example of how to capitalise on the fantastic beauty of the Cornish coast without spoiling it. Views were fantastic and on the day we went the sea was a boiling cauldron caused by high winds and an impending storm. No cost for car parking (honesty box so you can contribute a suitable sum), and no entrance fee to walk down to the most Southerly point of mainland UK.
Coming back from the coast the village is scattered with cafes and souvenir shops most of which sell a great range of locally produced merchandise. I had a fabulous home cooked Cornish pasty.
Overall a great experience coming away with the feeling that you've seen something natural and spectacular without being ripped off

2  Thank MrDigzz62
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Definitely the highlight of any visit to the Lizard Peninsula and surrounding area. Something of a sentimental journey since my parents had honeymooned here in the '30's but well worth the trip.

Big car park with toilets at the top of the path; friendly parking attendant gives directions but pretty straight-forward to make your way down to the beach. There is an alternative route to the cafe above the high waterline but the main path goes down directly to the rocky shore. Plenty of benches for the return but the real caveat is the final descent with steepish steps followed by 50 yards or so of scrambling over some pretty shiny rocks.

However, once safely on the beach, you are in Enid Blyton territory: expect to come across the 'Famous Five' on the lookout for smugglers or the like. Supremely pretty, safely sloping sands down to the water. There were even some period sailing boats pulled up on the beach to complete the vibe. One glitch: Access to cafe requires another scramble over the rocks to obtain drinks etc. All in all, quite an experience.

Thank reynom99
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

When. You make that wonderful scenic walk down to Kynance you might. Stop to catch your breath. You might even ask is it worth it. When you arrive and see what nature's produced for you you and others is a hidden sandy cove that is truly breathtakingly lovely. I never miss a visit there if I am anywhere near the Lizard which incidentally is the furthest point south in England. It is the true lands end. Catch Kynance whilst the sun shines and the sea takes on a tropical colour. Catch it ar sunset and be sure your spouse is there to enjoy. No coolaid necessary. A fabulous place for a first or subsequent honeymoon.

2  Thank Ethhvuhg
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

The weather wasnt great the day we visited but the rain held off when we got out of the car to venture down the hill to the cove, but the windy weather didnt stop the people on the beach having fun, loads of people in the water surfing and beach was fairly busy but this didnt spoil anything, I can imagine in calm waters and sunshine it would be even more stunning.
Theres no fee to visit but a charge in the car park which is free to N.T members

1  Thank Vampybabe
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Don't be put off by comments re the walk to the cove, there are two paths from the National Trust car park, one steeper than the other, the longer one has car access to the beach cafe. The beach is fab, we were lucky with the weather. The baguettes from the beach cafe were enormous and could easily have been shared!! Its a magical place.

1  Thank Lilaccharm
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