Without any doubt, Kynance Cove is the `jewel` of the Lizard Peninsula. Owned by the National Trust it is now protected from any development.
Access to the cove is from a private road off the main Helston-Lizard road about 1 mile from Lizard village.
Kynance is a unique feature. It`s beach, known in geomorphological terms as a `Tombolo`, connects ASPARAGUS ISLAND to the mainland. It is also famous for its SERPENTINE rock, which is used to carve ornamental lighthouses, ash trays etc and can be purchased from many of the gift shops located in Lizard village.
The photo above left shows the `tombolo` beach with the mainland to the left and Asparagus Island to the right. The large rock protruding in the centre is `SUGARLOAF ROCK`.
At almost every high tide the `tombolo` is completely covered by the sea. If the sea conditions are right vast amounts of sand can be removed or deposited.
IF YOU VISIT KYNANCE COVE AND DECIDE TO EXPLORE ASPARAGUS ISLAND BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL AS THE CLIFFS ON THE WESTERNSIDE DROP VERTICALLY 200FT INTO THE SEA AND MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT BY A RISING TIDE!
Nice old postcard view of the cafe at Kynance Cove
Photo added 1/12/08
Copyright Graham G Matthews 2002