Kynance Cove in Cornwall voted the best picnic spot
With its sea-polished rock formations, turquoise waters and golden sands, Kynance Cove on the Lizard peninsula in southwest Cornwall has been a draw for visitors in search of the perfect Cornish seaside destination since Victorian times. Now it has been unanimously voted the best spot in the South West to rest a while and enjoy a picnic.
Trumping nine other shortlisted picnic spots such as Beer Head in Devon and Durlston Head in Dorset, to take the crown, this designated Area of Outstanding Beauty was voted the West Country’s favourite by readers of the Western Morning News.
Says Layla Astley, from the National Trust, which looks after this part of the coast path: “I am really pleased with the result and definitely believe that the best place won. There is no better place to sit for a while on your own or with your family and friends and enjoy the scenery with a picnic, either from the beach or on the cliff tops watching the turquoise sea lapping the white sand below or, if it's anything like it’s been recently, watching the swell crashing against the rock islands. I'm incredibly lucky to be able to work here and after many years I still get a thrill out of seeing people discover Kynance for the first time.”
For details of walks around Kynance Cove and other top picnic spots see our round-up of the top ten places to roll out a blanket on the Coast Path here.
Published on: July 13, 2012