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Kennack Sands

Kennack Sands, Helston TR12 7LT, UK


About Kennack Sands

A beautiful beach that was located on the more sheltered eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula, not far from the tip.  It was covered with masses of sand , a stream and rock pools a plenty kids love Kennack Sands.  The beach to the east is designated as a nature reserve so please treat it with respect, it can be reached via the footpath that runs along the back of the beach and over Carn Kennack.

Attractions near Kennack Sands

Lizard Lighthouse5.78km from Kennack Sands

The Lizard Lighthouse is Cornwall’s most southerly land lighthouse.  This real Lighthouse has been shining a light for over 260 years, guiding ships safely home.  It became the first electrically powered lighthouse before being fully automated in 1998 with a 26 mile light range and an automatic 3 mile fog signal if conditions are misty.

Kynance Cove5.96km from Kennack Sands

A site of archaeological importance surrounded by dunes, beaches, a medieval church and a reedbed rich in wildlife. At low tide you can explore the towering rocks stacks and the caves with names such as The Parlour and The Drawing Room. Located just above the beach is an eco-friendly café selling Cornish pasties, fresh sandwiches, baguettes, homemade cakes and cream teas along with beach goods. From Kynance there is a fantastic 2 mile scenic walk around the coast to Lizard Point, mainland UK’s m

National Trust - Lizard Point6km from Kennack Sands

The Lizard Peninsula is a special place to visit and explore with miles of coast and countryside, beaches, wildlife and history.   Home to mainland Britain's most southerly point, some of the nicest and lesser-known beaches in Cornwall and some completely unique wildlife there really is something for everyone. The Lizard peninsula is also renowned as the birthplace of modern communication, where Marconi undertook some of his pioneering radio experiments.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary10.41km from Kennack Sands

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a sanctuary for injured seal pups, and is owned by The SEA LIFE Trust. The centre is on the banks of the Helford River in Cornwall, England, UK, next to the village of Gweek. The origins of the seal sanctuary go back to 1958 when the founder, Ken Jones, discovered a baby seal washed up on the beach near his home at St Agnes.

National Trust - Glendurgan Garden11.73km from Kennack Sands

The National Trust's Glendurgan Garden, Cornwall, is made of three valleys full of fun, natural beauty and amazing plants. Almost two hundred years ago this garden inspired its creators, Quakers Alfred and Sarah Fox, to describe it as a 'small peace of heaven on earth' and both the peace and the heavenly side of the garden are enjoyed by visitors of all ages today.

Trebah Garden11.75km from Kennack Sands

Trebah Garden is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. One of the Great Gardens of Cornwall and rated among the 80 finest gardens in England. The garden was planted by Charles Fox in 1831 and has been compared to a Himalayan valley - a description which it deserves more than any other place in England.

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