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The Lizard and Kynance Cove, Lizard

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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The southernmost peninsula of the British mainland, The Lizard has a remote, wild quality that attracts visitors year-round. Take in the dramatic coastal scenery walking along the west coast's paths or wander through ancient woodlands around the Helford River on the east coast. Activities abound, including cycling, kayaking, and rock-pooling. Visit the Marconi Centre at Poldhu to learn about the birthplace of modern communication. In summer, choose from numerous beaches, including Kynance Cove, voted one of the world's most beautiful coastal spots. After a short climb down the heather-dappled hillside, you'll discover turquoise waters, serpentine rocks, and a white, sandy beach. Have a cup of tea or sample local Cornish fare at Kynance Cafe, serving food from Easter to November. Check tide information in advance, since in spring waters tend to submerge the beach. With our custom trip planner, Lizard attractions like The Lizard and Kynance Cove can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We had to come here, much to see on the way too, such as Mullion Cove and Goonhilly Earth Station. Arriving at the village you take a long walk down the steep cliff path to the cove below and the old ...  read more »
  • our trip to the Lizard was lovely, the cafe at the point is well worth a trip as well, we had a lovely Cornish cream tea accompanied by a glass of prosecco and sat watching seals - a great afternoon 
  • Weather at the time was dull and overcast yet this cove was well worth a visit. Run by the national trust so free for members to park. Parking at the top of the cove with two ways down to the cove its...  read more »
  • Excellent choice of walking routes here. Our favourite route is from the village centre car park to Kynance Cove for a coffee. Then along the coastal path to Lizard Point for lunch at Polpeor Cafe on the terrace overlooking the sea before cutting back to the village car park. Also a lovely walk from the Lizard to Cadgwith.
  • Holiday location and great part if cornwall
  • I've always been a fan of the Lizard, simply for the views. A good selection of local shops and pubs, and some of the best pasties in the south west.
  • Amazing location
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