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“Stunning views and breathtaking scenery.”

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 April 9, 2013

Both the Lizard and Kynance cove are worth the drive if you are in Cornwall. We visited both and they are areas with stunning views and breathtaking scenery.

We first parked up and walked down to the Lizard. The sky was clear and we enjoyed the walk around the headland and took plenty of photos and just enjoyed the stunning scenery. We next headed off to Kynance Cove and walked down to the cove and had a stop at the cafe (cream tea of course) before heading back as the sun set.

Worth checking tide times for Kynance as when we went the tide was coming in so we couldn't spend to long in the cove but the views are spectacular no matter what time you come. Need to be relatively healthy and steady on your feet for any of the walks down the cliffs as we had to head up and down steps to get there but it's worth it. Don't miss either if you're in the area.

Thank GunnaEastYorkshire
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Our 4 and 6 year old coped no problem with the climb down, the walk back up and the clambour over the rocks. The scenery is wonderful especially on a sunny day.....could not keep my mouth closed as couldn't believe what we were seeing. Lovely little cafe with wonderful icecream............. make sure you take your camera and put on the panoramic setting!

Thank nutpeazzz
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We loved the rugged high rocky cliffs and the serpentine coves, the multicoloured pebbles and the crystal shops. The coastal path walks here go down into the beautiful idyllic Kynance Cove, not to be missed.

1  Thank David R
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Wonderful beach, massive panorama of the rugged Cornwall coast. Long walk down to sea, so maybe not the best for kiddies/elderly but worth going just for the view. If your'e going to Cornwall do not miss this.

1  Thank MarcustheSlim
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Higher Faugan
The best guest house we have ever been to.
We stayed in Higher Faugan for three nights. From the beginning till the very end Higher Faugan makes you feel at home (or even better!). First of all, the host – Doug is always willing to help, shows you the room giving you a lot of details of the history of the house and thoroughly tells you how everything works. Then he is always open to have a nice chat and is very kind at all times.
The house itself is very spacious, well taken care of and with nice and tasteful décor. Our king room was just lovely (I guess we need to thank Mrs Jasse!), larger than expected, clean, with a big and very comfy bed, functional furniture and simply – with everything that you need (including a hairdryer!). There is a large window from which you get a view of the garden and sea - you can even spot St Michael’s Mount! The bathroom is good size and very clean. The shower is powerful – you can have bath If you like. Worth mentioning is the fact that as we popped into other rooms, they were as good and spacious as ours!
As you walk through the door, you already have breakfast ready for next day which is a great idea, as you wake up and can have breakfast in bed without any hassle and any time you want. The breakfast is varied and you will realise that it keeps you going for a looong time. Also it is so big (apart from tea/coffee, you get 6 slices of bread, jam, marmalade, 750ml orange juice, milk, 4 cereal portions, grapes, bananas, apples, croissants/hot cross buns , two yoghurts) that you can actually take half of it with you for lunch!). There is cutlery and crockery (even wine glasses, a coffee machine and toaster!). I think one breakfast would easily make three breakfasts, but it was great to have a wide choice.
In terms of the location, it is absolutely brilliant when you have a car, so tranquil and quiet. Also, it is very close to all the landmarks and must-see spots in Cornwall – Mousehole, Penzance, Sennen Cove, Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Land’s End, St Ives and the Lizard.

We visited the Beach Restaurant to make the last day of our Easter break in Cornwall special. It definitely served its purpose and the restaurant is worth a visit, not only because of the food, but also because of the location by the sea with the restaurant overseeing the sunset as well as the staff who were charming and very kind. The food was delicious – butternut soup, crab soup and then chicken and hake were wonderful – good portions – not tiny and not massive. Then we shared a chocolate tart with orange ice cream which was definitely enough for both of us to share. I am sure the experience is even better in the summer when you can sit outside and fully enjoy your time by the sea. The restaurant was quite pricey, but it was our little treat which we will remember very well. It is worth using the Harbour car park which is cheaper and close to the restaurant.ful views


We had a lovely afternoon in Porthcurno. It is a picturesque place with beautiful views, wonderful beach, clean and azure sea as well as the Minack Theatre nearby. It was a nice drive through some villages. Definitely will go back (and bring my bikini)!

Our visit to the Lizard was not planned and we were lucky to go there! It proved to be one of the most beautiful places we'd had a chance to see in Cornwall. We parked in the village (not by the lighthouse) and walked through the village to the Lizard point. It was a sunny day and we really enjoyed the stroll along the path built by the National Trust. The views are breath-taking and makes you feel so little in the world. We also spotted a seal which emerged from the water to our surprise and joy!

Thank Ewa W
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