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Kynance Cove

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A famed beauty spot 2 miles north of Lizard Point, now owned by the National Trust. A low tide there is a lovely sandy beach, little sheltered coves, and dramatic offshore rock formations.
The name 'Kynance' derives from the Cornish word 'Kynans' meaning 'deep ravine' and has been occupied since at least the bronze age.
It was also a favourite destination for the wealthy Victorians, including Tennison. After a visit here by Prince Albert and his children in 1846, one of the giant rocks on the beach became known as 'Albert Rock'.
Just off the coast here is 'Asparagus Island', would you believe, wild asparagus grew here.
The cove is also the site of the largest outcrop of Serpentine Rock. This rock is unique to the Lizard, it is dark, mottled and veined with green, red and white. Queen Victoria on her visit to the Lizard bought some for ther house on the Isle of White.
The caves just to the west of the cove can be explored at low tide and these include the 'Devils Bellows', a cave that at high tide becomes a dramatic blow hole.
On 'Rills Point' is an old coastguard lookout post. It was from here in 1588 that the 130 galleons of the Spanish Armada was spotted warning Sir Francis Drake of its imminent arrival.
The best way to approach Kynance Cove is via the National Trust car park at the top of the cliff and then an enjoyable walk along the cliff path.
There is a small café at the cove together with lovely grassy banks just to relax and enjoy the views. Not forgetting the wonderful coastal walks that are unsurpassed around the Lizard Peninsula.