Walk - Kynance Cove & Lizard Village
2.9 miles (4.7 km)
Kynance Cove car park - TR12 7PJ Kynance Cove car park
Easy - Some rough paths and some steep ascent, with a little scrambling over rocks on the beach.
A gentle stroll from Kynance to Lizard village, whose festive air is matched by full facilities. Returning through the rare Cornish heath above Kynance Cove, the walk visits one of Britain’s most spectacular coves, where the red and green serpentine rocks are as beautifully carved and polished by the sea as the Victorian stoneware once produced by the Poltesco factory just around the coast. From Tor Balk, to the west of the beach, there are spectacular views down over Kynance's island trio: Asparagus Island (where wild asparagus grows), Gull Rock and the pointed mitre of The Bishop. The beach is best visited on a falling tide - and take care not to get cut off if you visit Asparagus Island.