The south west coastpath around the Cornish coast is spectacular, and the five mile section between Mullion Cove and Kynance Cove is no exception. 

A few weeks ago when the weather was pretending to actually be a little bit summer like, a friend and I decided to hit this beautiful bit of the coastpath. I parked up in the pay-and-display carpark as the cove was very busy and we made our way down the harbour before heading left up onto the coastpath. The path climbs quickly, giving amazing views of Mullion Cove.

This time of year the wildflowers are all in bloom around the cliffs, my particular favourite being all the heathers. 

The path winds along the cliff edge, with some sections having local farm animals grazing. 

We stopped for a quick lunch on a grassy stretch before heading on towards Kynance. On the way we spotted the derelict aircraft that dot the outside of Predannack Airfield. Built originally in 1941 as a satellite for RAF Portreath it’s now used by RNAS Culdrose for training purposes. We utilised one of the public footpaths off the main coastpath to get a closer look at the old aircraft. 

Our final stop was at Kynance Cove itself, a small tidal beach on the Lizard peninsula popular because of its beautiful blue and green waters. After an essential icecream stop we made our way back to Mullion. 

The coastpath is free for everyone to use, although some parts of steep and uneven, making them unsuitable for those with mobility issues. 

There is a small amount of free parking near the cove, with a larger paid car park further up the road. 

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