Sunday

Cornish Tales - Beautiful Kynance Cove

Saved as a precious memory, we took the opportunity of visiting a beach so spectacular that my Welsh One had remembered it vividly since childhood.

Cornish Tales - Beautiful Kynance Cove, photos by modern bric a brac


Managed by the National Trust, Kynance Cove is so stunning it regularly receives awards for its beauty.

Cornish Tales - Beautiful Kynance Cove, photos by modern bric a brac


As we walked down to the beach the colours of the plants on either side of the path surrounded us with a patchwork of mauves, pinks and yellows.

Cornish Tales - Beautiful Kynance Cove, photos by modern bric a brac


I kept adjusting my lens and crouching in odd positions vainly attempting to capture the magic of the maritime heather.

Cornish Tales - Beautiful Kynance Cove, photos by modern bric a brac


The path wound round and into sight came a meandering stream, surrounded by the wild orange montbretia and dark purple flowers that were growing in abundance.

At the bottom was a set of abandoned buildings called Lord Falmouth's cottages that intrigued me enormously. If you know the history of these buildings please get in touch.

Cornish Tales - Beautiful Kynance Cove, photos by modern bric a brac

Cornish Tales - Beautiful Kynance Cove, photos by modern bric a brac


Once on the beach, I took my shoes off to feel the fine sand under my feet. To our right curved round the rock and a cave large enough to venture into appeared.

Cornish Tales - Beautiful Kynance Cove, photos by modern bric a brac


On our way back up I discovered another great aspect to the work of the National Trust. Heading to the toilets a poster explained that they were managed by a bio-bubble sewage system. By collecting waste that is aerated in a balance tank, then digested by bacteria it is then disinfected by ultra-violet lamps. The whole process uses less electricity than is generated by the solar lights on the Kynance Cafe roof.

I would never suggest that science is on my radar, but I still couldn't but feel that this was pretty cool stuff.

Cornish Tales - Beautiful Kynance Cove, photos by modern bric a brac


For inspiration of places to stay nearby with stunning views, click here to read about YHA Coverack and here for YHA Lizard.

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