Surfing in Cornwall? Most people will automatically think of Newquay when asked where the best place is to surf. However with so many more cool beaches on offer search a little more. If you are a fan of a board then you must check out the amazing surf at Kynance Cove. Found at the south eastern end of The Lizard, this gorgeous cove is a surfers dream. It also provides brilliant people spotting for the non-surfers. You can watch them catch the waves while you chill out on the beach or the at cafe. Kynance Cove is only of the best looking beaches I have visited, purely for its dramatic black rocks and arches. However be careful of the tide times, this beach can be dangerous if you get the timings wrong.
Where to Park at Kynance Cove
Signposted from the main road you will find the car park 1 mile further down the road. Having only been here ‘off season’ there are plenty of warning signs about how busy this car park gets. There are already stewards monitoring the car park and showing you to a space, and this is only in April! National Trust Members can park for free, everyone else needs to pay & display. There is a huge grass overflow car parking too, and toilets up at the top and in the cove too.
If you don’t or can’t park in this car park then there are others available. However they are a good 40 minutes walk away I’ led to believe. Enjoy stunning views and work up an appetite by the time you arrive if this is your only option.
Where to get the best view of Kynance Cove?
From the car park head straight over the wall out towards the sea. Then head to the north (to the right) this will lead you towards the Cove. As you approach you can see the iconic view of the huge rocks jutting out of the sea. Simply stunning and dramatic with the waves crashing around them.
Tide in Vs Tide out
This beach is so stunning I insisted we visited it again, and it looked completely different the second time round. The tide was out when we first saw the cove and the beach is actually quite big. Well it needs to be with the number of people visiting it in the summer; where would they all fit? The second time the tide was almost completely in. We just about managed to cross using the beach as high tide was approaching. If we had been 20 minutes later it would have been covered and our feet would have been wet. There is an alternative route to use at high tide which brings you out at the rear of the cafe.
Refreshments After Enjoying The Amazing Surf
There is a lush little cafe at the cove set up on the rocks, but still snuggled inside the cove. With plenty of seating you can grab a sandwich, ice cream and a drink and enjoy the view. Grab a deckchair and watch the surfers enjoying themselves – free entertainment! Or you could get out there and enjoy the amazing surf at Kynance Cove yourself.
Get Stuck in to the Amazing Surf At Kynance Cove!
Loving Cornwall? Another suggestion for a great walk with a lovely lunch is to head out to Zennor near St Ives. After a tricky boulder walk treat yourself to an amazing lunch at the Tinners Arms. The mackerel pate I had was possibly one of the best lunches I have ever had. I have even made it part of the post title!
Where To Stay?
There is a wide variety of accommodation available on The Lizard, find your perfect head rest here.
- Airport Parking
- Rail Europe
- Holiday Taxis
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