Kynance Cove

Arguably one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the South West

Hold your breath and enjoy the view. Listen to the whisper of surf on rocks and sand. Is that a seal far below in the brilliant turquoise waters of Kynance Cove – a special companion as you enjoy the moment and workaday stresses disappear like seagulls’  calls on the afternoon breeze?

Kynance Cove – a Cornish classic

You aren’t the first and you won’t be the last to enjoy Kynance Cove. Even back in 300BC, the Celts appreciated its position – tucked away on the Lizard peninsular just north of the Lizard itself. Nowadays, like similar coves, it remains a timeless favourite that’s easily accessible from your Kenegie Manor base.

Located on the South West Coast Path

Sit on the beach, watch for seals, do absolutely nothing or enjoy the area’s coastal walks. You’re right on the renowned South West Coast Path, making it easy to walk to Lizard from Kynance Cove. Alternatively, Predannack and Mullion are just three miles to the north. From there, you could walk back the same way or catch the bus. Either way, your day’s exertions won’t be complete without well-deserved refreshment at the Kynance Cove Café. Built in 1929, and now owned by the National Trust, the recently modernised café makes a wonderful place for a break – or a worthy destination in its own right.

Walk in Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s footsteps

And then there’s Kynance Cove beach – reputedly one of the most photographed in Cornwall and a favourite of many distinguished visitors, including Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The poet visited Kynance Cove in the mid nineteenth century and reportedly commented that he could ‘have stayed there all day’. Whilst he may have had to leave sooner than he wished, you have the whole day before you and a comfy holiday cottage less than an hour’s drive away. So make the most of this special place as you relax on the white sand or explore the multicoloured serpentine formations that shelter the beach.

Savour the day with friends and family

Later, savour the day over supper and a drink in a cosy nearby hostelry. Then raise your glass in thanks for Kynance Cove, Cornwall and another unforgettable holiday experience.




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