Kynance Cove

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Kynance Cove


National Trust

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Kynance Cove
Grid reference: SW6813
Website: Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove is a cove on the The Lizard peninsula of Cornwall, some two miles north of Lizard Point. The Cove and the surrounding coast are owned by the National Trust.

The name is from the olf Cornih language, Porth Keynans meaning ravine cove.

Kynance Cove became popular in the early Victorian era, with many distinguished visitors including Alfred Lord Tennyson.[1]

The BBC has described Kynance Cove as "one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the South West." [2]

The Kynance Café (which first opened for business in 1929) relied until recently on spring water, and on a generator for power. When the café became the property of the National Trust in 1999, the Trust renovated it and provided mains water and electricity.

Serpentine rocks

Kynance and other nearby beaches and coves have serpentine rock formations. The rocks of green and red serpentine, polished by the sea over thousands of years, are distinctive to Kynance Cove and the Lizard Peninsula.[3]

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