Kynance Cove, The Lizard

At low tide, there are white sands and good bathing (in summer) as well as serpentine rocks shaped over centuries by the rushing tides. At high tide it is too dangerous to swim but you can listen to the roaring noise of blow holes. Get there early at low tide in summer and you could believe you were on a desert island. Later in the day it can be mayhem with not a spec of sand visible hidden behind all the bodies.  The National Trust have an eco-friendly cafe overlooking the beach. Parking charge.  Photography: Copyright ©William Fricker Photography/Goldeneye Guides