You can find Kynance Cove by taking the exit on the road to Lizard, which is the last town before you get to the coast. You can park at Kynance Cove for 1.50 which is an all day ticket. Profits that are made are directly invested into this National Trust area.
When you've parked the car you have to walk quite a way down to get to the beach. However first you have to cross a slippery rocky section. Make sure to tke care of yourself because you could break an ankle or something worse.
However it is all worth the effort. White sandy beaches, torquoise blueish water (that IS very cold) and if you're lucky some nice weather too! Only take a look at my pics on this page and be convinced that this location should be on top of your list if ever you are in the neighbourhood.
This is a really fun place for kids with loads of hands on displays and very educational as well. Learn how to tune and watch international TV channels, make free phone calls to anywhere in the world, send fax messages to another machine nearby, send emails to aliens, make a 3D image of your head and make it talk, make morse code messages etc etc etc. They also have a shop (with free educational DVDs and comics), a free internet cafe and a restaurant. Take the bus tour onto the satellite site and see the satellites up close and watch a movie explaining how it all works.
If you want to climb Arthur - the one that brings you the Live Eurovision Song Contest - call them beforehand as this is weather and maintenance works dependant.
This is a fantastic place to spend half a day! Well worth the entrance fee (£6.50 for adults, £4.50 for kids) unless you buy a local paper/ get a cornwall guide and find a discount voucher.
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Before we crashed on the beach we decided to do a little bit of walking on the South West Coast Path. Plan was to walk to Lizard Point, but since the weather was so nice we only walked a short bit. We passed Pentreath Beach, tried to make friends wil Berta the cow, met a lady who tripped over her own feet and fell on her bum, but was alright, and returned again at the point we had a good view of the Crane Ledges.
All in all we walked a little over an hour I estimate. Very well worth it for some grand vistas of the coast with its amazing cliffs. I'm sure that if we had more time we would've walked all the way to Lizard Point, but since we needed some relaxation we headed back to the beach of Kynance Cove intstead.
Penmenner Road, The Lizard, TR12 7NR, United Kingdom
At low tide there are quite some areas you can get to with only your ankles getting wet. One place is particularly beautiful where you have the water on both sides of you and with some big arches you can explore.
How nice it seems to go to this beach with low tide at high tide it's a whole different story. You cannot simply walk back to the main beach in front of the cafe. At high tide you have to be prepared to walk back with your gear above you head. I am quite tall, but if you're not you have to swim back, with all your stuff getting wet. On top of that if there is a big wave you might crash onto the rocks, which can be quite painful!
Another piece of advice: don't swim around low tide, since the currents may take you out into the sea, so only swim around high tide and make sure someone watches you while swimming. You can find low and high tide times on the car park and also at the cafe.