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Places to visit

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Kynance cove (below)
Coastal path
(here)
Lighthouse
(here)
Marconi Wireless Station
(here)
Bass Point
(here)
Lifeboat (here)
See also Gallery of local places (here)


Kynance cove: Located on the west side of the Lizard and probably the most photographed and painted location in Cornwall, the contrast between the cove’s white sand beach and the dark red and green serpentine rock produces a breathtaking sight. There’s a steep 10-15 minute walk down to the cove but that doesn’t stop visitors who head to the beach for a family day out, a romantic stroll along the sand or to photograph the moment when in the sunlight on the sea turns a brilliant turquoise colour. At low tide you can explore the towering rocks stacks and the caves with names such as The Parlour and The Drawing Room and located just above the beach is an eco-friendly café selling Cornish pasties, fresh sandwiches, baguettes, homemade cakes and cream teas along with beach goods. From Kynance there is a fantastic 2 mile scenic walk around the coast to Lizard Point, mainland UK’s most southerly point. Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September (07:00am - 07:00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place.
Extract from 'Visit Cornwall' - https://www.visitcornwall.com/beaches/west-cornwall/lizard/kynance-cove-beach

Approach Kynance Cove Kynance beach Kynance bay Wonderful serpentine rock colours Wonderful serpentine rock colours


Awesome views from above - Kynance with loads of sand covering the beach

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Our long wonderful coastal path: (Also see here.)


Coastal path between Caerthillian and Kynance coves (left) and path that leads to the coastal path (right)

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The Lighthouse:

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Marconi Wireless Station:


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Bass Point:
Bass Point coastwatch, the "eyes and ears" of our coast line, was the first to be set up in the country as a voluntary service and is a recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. Her Majesty's Coastguard had manned lookouts around the country until 1992, when a decision was taken to close the lookouts and concentrate resources in 19 maritime rescue and coordination centres for economic reasons. In December 1994, a tragic accident occurred; a Cadgwith boat with 2 fishermen on board, founded off Carrick Luz in Kennack Bay. There were no witnesses and the overdue vessel was found only after a search discovered oil on the surface of the sea. Something needed to be done! Volunteers banded together, raised money and reopened the Bass Point Lookout.

From this small beginning the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) was formed and other lookouts were opened. There are now 50 NCI stations in operation around the coast of England and Wales, 13 of which are in Cornwall, manned by more than 2,000 trained volunteer watchkeepers. It costs £5,000 or so to maintain our lookout each year, with nothing coming from the government. All volunteers pay for their own expenses, uniform etc. Funding is wholly by donations from members of the public and fundraising activities. Have you been inside to see what happens? Please only ask when there are no incidents happening and stand back and keep quiet when the watchkeeper is busy. See our bookstall at the lookout station! Would you like to help fundraise or could you be a volunteer?


Bass Point east window in the snow!


Peter Clements and Di Newall – delivering our new chairs


Sunrise at Bass Point



Inside Bass Point

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Lifeboat:


Lifeboat Station

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