Kynance cove

And we’ve arrived at possibly the most well know of all of Cornwall’s beaches – Kynance Cove.

Looking down at Kynance Cove from the cliff top walk

This stunning tidal beach is famous for its white sand, turquoise sea and rock stacks – although at the moment it is a little grey!

The cove regularly features on lists of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is one of the most photographed, filmed and painted beaches in Cornwall.

Its name derives from the Cornish kewnans meaning ravine, and a stream cuts through the valley and across the beach.

The clouds start to disperse and the sun makes an appearance and we can soon see why it is so well loved.

The famous blue waters are starting to make an appearance

Low tide starts to reveal a series of coves and interconnected caves with Victorian names such as the Ladies Bathing Pool and the Drawing Room.

From an overcast sky and leaden seas starts to emerge the famous turquoise waters and white sands.

One rock is named after Prince Albert, who came here with his children in 1846, and the largest island is Asparagus Island, named after the plant which is native and grows wild there.

While not quite as warm as the beaches of Thailand it is not hard to draw a few comparisons with the stunning beaches of Krabi.

Kynance definitely lives up to its reputation as one of the most beautiful stretches of shoreline in Cornwall – and it’s up against some stiff competition so that is saying something!

Kynance has been on the tourist map since the Victorian era, when it became fashionable to go on excursions, to paint and to enjoy the bracing sea air.

It is not too hard to imagine that it will still be popular in another 100 years!

It’s hard to drag ourselves away from it now that it has shown its true, sparkling colours – but we have places to be! So it’s goodbye for now!

Published by collymarples

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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