Lizard Point to Kynance Cove
This circular walk takes you from Lizard Point to Kynance Cove and then visits the Lizard National Nature Reserve and the little village of Cadgwith on the Cornish Coast. There's some truly spectacular coastal scenery with stunning coves, beautiful beaches, turquoise seas and imposing cliffs.
You start off at the Lizard Point car park and head around Lizard Point, the most southerly place in Britain. It's a beautiful and unique area with interesting geological formations and a variety of flora and fauna.
The walk continues north to Kynance Cove via Crane Ledges and Pentreath Beach. Kynance Cove has spectacular cliffs, stacks, arches and islands of serpentine rock while the beach is considered one the most beautiful in the world. The area is also covered with attractive heathland and a variety of rare coastal plants.
From Kynance Cove you head inland across the Lizard National Nature Reserve and Lizard Downs to Cadgwith. The tiny fishing village is very picturesque with thatched cottages and a pretty stream trickling over the sand and shingle beach. At Cadgwith you pick up the coast path again to take you back to the car park. On this final section you pass interesting geological features such as Whale Rock and the Devil's Frying Pan. The latter was formed from the collapsed roof of a sea cave with a remaining arch of rock.
The walk is also great for wildlife spotting. Look out for grey seals in the water and the Cornish Chough in the air.
The walk can be extended by continuing along the South West Coast Path to Mullion Cove, north of Kynance Cove. The cove is another feature of this lovely section of coast with its pretty harbour and surrounding cliffs.
PostcodeTR12 7NT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Lizard Point to Kynance Cove Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Lizard Point to Kynance Cove Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Lizard Point to Kynance Cove OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Lizard Point to Kynance Cove Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to the Polpeor Cafe for some post walk refreshment. The excellent cafe is England's most southerly cafe, situated in a wonderful position on the cliff tops. Here you can sit outside on the terrace and enjoy some delicious sea food with amazing views. You can find them at postcode Polpeor with postcode TR12 7NU.
The coast path makes for a bracing dog walk and the Polpeor Cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head east along the coast path and you could pay a visit to the delightful village of Coverack. There's a pretty harbour, a nice beach and a fine hotel where you can enjoy refreshment with a sea view from the garden.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cornwall Walks page.