We stayed at The Old Bakery B&B which was ideally located for the walk from Lizard Point to Kynance Cove. There is a National Trust car park at Lizard Point (use postcode TR12 7NT for SatNavs) which is £4 for 4 hours. A few articles have mentioned the car park being busy so we expected it to be small. However, it was larger than we anticipated and fairly quiet at 3pm in September. No doubt he school holidays are much busier times.
The Lizard peninsula is the most southerly part of the British mainland and is infamous as a site of shipwrecks in the past. The rugged cliffs, extensive farmland and turquoise Atlantic Ocean make for a very scenic walk. It must be so pretty in spring / summer time when the flowers are in bloom.
Polpeor Cafe Lizard Point
Before starting the walk from Lizard Point to Kynance Cove, pop to Polpeor Cafe, the UK’s most southerly café. Their menu has everything from sandwiches, salads and pastries to fresh fish and burgers.
We were only after a snack but ended up with a enormous and delicious Cornish pasty that was almost the size of the dinner plate! The staff were super friendly and the views over the coast are simply amazing.
Walk from Lizard Point to Kynance Cove
After some fuel from the Cornish Pasty we were ready to start the 2.5 mile walk from Lizard Point to Kynance Cove. It was a bright sunny day but was very windy so make sure you bring warm clothes and stable footwear. The walk itself is steep in places but is generally flat (phew!).
The scenery changes around every corner but the cliffs and waters follow you around the coastal path. Around 2 miles in to the walk you reach the Kynance Cove car park and then walk the final half a mile down towards the cove, which is steep in places.
The return walk took just over 2 hours with stops for various pictures along the way. It was a windy but beautiful walk that I highly recommend!
Dinner in Lizard Village
If you are staying in the area, I recommend dinner at The Witchball, the most southerly pub in mainland Britain. There is plenty of space outside with heaters and the a few tables inside. Due to Covid-19, drinks and food orders are taken from the shack outside.
The steak and stilton skillet and the garlic tiger prawns with chips from the specials menu were decent portions, delicious and very good value for money.
East London Girl: Walk from Lizard Point to Kynance Cove