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“Unspoilt beauty”

The Lizard and Kynance Cove
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Lizard
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed May 10, 2013

The Lizard Peninsula, Kynance Cove, Gunwalloe and Church Cove - all spectacular beauty spots unspoilt by commerce. You can visit these places at any time of year without paying for the privilege apart from a small parking charge (unless you are NT members). Enjoy the spectacular beauty of the sea and the scenery. Highly recommended.

Thank Jules L
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Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

We were not disappointed!! Idyllic National Trust maintained cove. Plenty to do and easy to get to as the path is so well laid. Made use of cafe for coffee & ice cream. Spent a good few hours playing in rock pools watching the surf. A very happy day, though I would resist returning in high season as Kynance has all the trappings of a honey-pot location!!

1  Thank Kostyrka
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Tempted not to write this review as this Cove and cafe are likely to be the best place you will visit in Cornwall, and will be over run, but that would be mean so here goes....Kynance is on coastal footpath close to the Lizard but there is NT car park on headland. 10 min walk down to Cove and bit of a scramble at high tide, (there is an alternative accessible easy path). Extensive sandy beach, rock pools and caves at low tide and it is stunning. Eco cafe has freshly made food, crab sandwiches and yummy carrot cake are the stars top. Got to be the best in Cornwall in our opinion and we have eaten our way thro a good few! You won't be disappointed.

Thank agedpeas
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

The Lizard itself is a must see. The old lifeboat station is something out of a Daphne du Mauier novel with an all pervading salty fishy smell.

Parking is challenging but there is cafe, gift shop and National Trust station.

Kynance (National Trust owned) is better; buy hot pasties in Helston and eat them with Pimms on the serpentine rocks before breaching yourself of an invigorating swim.

Thank Sm0ky
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

The Lizard is the most southerly place in the UK and at the very end there is a small café with an excellent menu and views - seals, dolphins and basking sharks as well as a birdwatchers dream place.
Please note that the nearest loo is in the car park by the lighthouse and there is not one in the café (unless your desperate!!)

Kynance Cove has to be visited when the tide is out for the best time. With sandy beaches and caves. There is a small café and the first bio toilet I have ever sat on! Two routes to it from the National Trust car park both take about the same time once you negotiate the 'fast' route steps and slopes! Both routes covered with sharp stones and a all terrain push/wheel chair would be needed!

Thank ElSevillano
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