Beaches on The Lizard
Church Cove, Gunwalloe
At the end of a long winding road, you’ll discover Church Cove, a National Trust owned sandy cove with its own church. National Trust parking is available, along with toilets and a café. Lifeguards man the beach during the summer months.
Popular with the locals for its café with famous hot chocolates, Poldhu Cove is a wonderful beach for families, also owned by the National Trust. Children can enjoy safely playing in the stream that leads to the sea at this sheltered beach. Visitors can make the most of the facilities available, including a café, surf school and toilets. Lifeguards are present during the summer months.
Famous for its crystal clear waters and almost exotic scenery, Kynance Cove is a little bit of paradise on the peninsula. Owned by the National Trust, this well-maintained beach is incredibly popular and can get busy in the summer months. Visitors will have to descend an uneven path to reach the cove from the car park. The beach has a café and toilets, but is not lifeguarded.
Kynance beach cafe offers truly stunning views and is featured in our blog: The best beach-front cafes in West Cornwall.
Split into two sections, Kennack Sands West and Kennack Sands East are divided by a rocky outcrop known as the Caeverracks. This large sandy beach is incredibly popular with families as there is ample sand (especially at low tide), rockpools aplenty and a stream that runs down the beach. The beach has parking, is lifeguarded during the summer months, and Kennack Sands East is dog friendly year-round.