Kynance Cove, National Trust, Cornwall

kynance cove coastline owned by the national trust in cornwall

Kynance Cove, National Trust, Cornwall

Kynance cove is one of my favourite places in Cornwall. It’s mediterranean flora and crystal blue waters transports you to another world making you feel as though you are only holiday. It is often used for the filming of the BBC drama Poldark, with its rugged coastlines making it perfect for those dramatic shots.

When to visit

If it is a nice day I would recommend planning to go when the tide is fully out to expose its beautiful beaches. Although, don’t be sad if the tide is in as you can go coasteering around the headland, the rocks here make it perfect for cliff jumping!


Kynance cove has a National Trust car park which is of course is free if you are a member. However, there is also little free car park located before you reach the National Trust car park off the track. It requires a slightly longer walk however, the views are just amazing. Kynance Cove also has a lovely cafe where you can have a spot of light lunch or a Cornish ice cream. Dogs are allowed on the beach out of season which Barney loved very much!

cavalier king charles spaniel dog on lead overlooking kynance cove in cornwall
brown cows on the headland at kynance cove in cornwall
kynance cove on a stormy high tide day in cornwall
melissa carne sitting on rock at kynance cove looking ot to the stormy sea in cornwall


Once you have visited Kynance why not drive a little further down and explore the Lizard. The Lizard is the most southernly point in the British mainland. This gives this area a lot of sub tropical fauna and you can often spot seals swimming off the coast like we did. Like Kynance Cove, the Lizard has many facilities including another National Trust car park, shops, pubs and restaurants.

A lovely thing to do on a nice day would be to walk the south west coast path from one end to the other. The coastline around the Lizard peninsula is stunning. If you catch it on a sunny day the sea is turquoise and the sand is white, no need to go abroad we have everything right here in Cornwall!


If you enjoyed this blog post why don’t you check out my other posts on National Trust locations in CornwallGlendurgan Gardens, Trelissick Gardens, St Michael’s Mount, Wheal CoatesBedruthan Steps, Lantic Bay, Holywell Bay and Lanydrock.

Lots of love, Melissa x

kynance cove view of cafe on a sunny day in the summer in cornwall

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