Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove is one of the most popular destinations on The Lizard Peninsula, and in July and August the car park fills up early and there may be queues along the access road. So, when planning a visit consider coming earlier or later in the day or at another time of the year. If the car park is full there are other beaches nearby, such as Kennack Sands, Coverack and Poldhu. Walking from Lizard village is an alternative but, of course, other car parks here are also busy in peak season.

Kynance Cove
Kynance Cove


Parking: There is a Pay-and-Display National Trust (NT) car park at the top of the cove. NT members park for free (please remember to scan your membership card).

Toilets: Accessible toilets and baby-changing facilities (open Easter to end of October half term) can be found in the NT car park, and in the cove behind the café (open all year).

Dogs: Dogs are not allowed on the beach 10am to 6pm from 1st July to 31st August; they are very welcome at all other times and on surrounding footpaths all year round. For more information click here.  Please remember to scoop that poop.

Café: Kynance Cove Café is open March to October for light bites, ice cream and drinks, as well as souvenirs and beach-holiday essentials. Where possible they use locally sourced food and drinks. Water bottles can be filled in the café.

Activities: Walking, photography, painting and drawing, birdwatching, exploring local wildlife, geology and history, rock-pooling, swimming and paddling (with care). 

Remember: Please take all litter home and recycle what you can.