If you want to get away from it all at a magical & romantic destination there is no need to go abroad – you can find it at Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsular, Britain’s most southerly point.
Your first view of dream-like Kynance Cove will take your breath away. It has a feeling of the Caribbean here, the light is bright and gives everything a polarized feel, you get the feeling you are on the edge of the world. The sand is clean and the sky endlessly blue. The sea is the colour of lapis lazuli in the shade of the serpentine rocks and brilliant turquoise in the sunlight.
There are caves to explore where you can study the green and red serpentine rock and fantasize about pirate treasure and smugglers. (Check tide times before visiting as the beach is covered at high tide and beware of getting cut off! Swimming is not advised due to strong currents. Dogs are allowed on the beach – please clean up after them!)
The area is under the ownership of the National Trust, and is an AONB site, so there are plenty of facilities for a family day out. The car park is large with toilets & maps etc and a choice of routes down to the beach according to your level of ability, including one suitable for pushchairs. Just above the beach is a cafe (open in good weather during the summer) and a holiday cottage. Link to cafe here: Kynance Cafe
While you are down that way, why not visit The Lizard, Britain’s most southerly point (photo below). There are cafes, car parks and walks along the coast path. If you are lucky you might spot a seal or two!
Link to the National Trust page for more information: Kynance Cove, National Trust