Cornwall is home to the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain with picturesque harbour villages, cliffs and gardens. As part of our days out blogs, Lara Masters, a writer, actress and presenter, explores the beautiful Lizard Point and Kynance Cove, taking in the views of one of the sunniest places in the UK.
I went on a mini-break to Cornwall with my partner and spent a few days rambling around the rugged coastline. Well, not exactly “rambling” in the strictest sense of the word as my wheelchair doesn’t really do rugged – more like discovering strategically placed tarmac paths amongst the rocky outcrops that allow wheelchair-users to have a ramblette! Here are a couple of our holiday highlights.
We checked out Lizard Point where you can park quite close to the cliff’s edge and get a bird’s-eye view of the dramatic craggy shores so popular with pirates and rum-runners back in the day. Today you’ll find kayakers and boogie-boarders being tossed around the water like ragdolls, which is quite entertaining to watch. Activity is probably best viewed from the comfort of the restaurant/café at Lizard Point which served the most succulent and delicious fish we’d ever tasted.
We also loved our pootle around Kynance Cove. A gain there’s parking nearby and you can wend your way along a slightly bumpy path right to the tip of a spectacular cliff with a scarily sheer drop – certainly not a place to have a spasm – or to let dogs (or kids!) off their leads. Much ‘oohing’ and ‘aaaahing’ was done as we peered over the edge at the treacherous rocks and ominous water lapping below. And then it was time for a Cornish cream tea. Well, it’d be rude not to.
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