This British Beach Is Just Like Being In The Caribbean For While We Can't Get Away
There's a lot to love about the great British outdoors, from our rolling countryside hills to our precious national parks and stunning white-tinged cliffs.
But truth be told, our beaches leave a lot to be desired.
For postcard beaches, we're best off hopping on a plane and visiting the sun-soaked gems that hug the coastlines of our European neighbours, such as Spain or Italy, or head further afield to Asia or South America where white sands and turquoise seas await.
But with the global coronavirus pandemic still on-going, lots of us are having to make do with what our small isle has on offer.
Don't fret though as there's one beach located on UK shores that looks as if it could be plucked from the Caribbean.
Heading to Cornwall, on England's rugged southwestern tip, you'll find Kynance Cove - a stunning beach that's often compared to an exotic paradise.
Part of the famous Lizard peninsula, the cove boasts beautiful dark green and red serpentine-like rock formations, white sand beaches and - when the sun shines - turquoise blue water.
All that's missing is the palm trees.
The beach's iconic rocks and island - formed over millenia - boast quirky names such as Asparagus Island, The Drawing Room and The Parlour.
Considered one of Britain's most beautiful beaches, the tropical-looking Kynance Cove is also one of the most photographed and painted locations in Cornwall.
A popular spot with Victoria tourists back in the day, the cove is still super well-visited and has even enjoyed a new wave of interest since scenes from BBC's Poldark were filmed there.
"You wouldn't believe its England," wrote one visitor on TripAdvisor. "Such a stunning coastline with idyllic views, aqua seas and sandy beaches. You could mistake it for somewhere much more exotic."
"I have been lucky enough to visit some stunning beaches around the world, but Kynance Cove is up there with the best of them," wrote another well-travelled fan.
"In the Caribbean?" guessed another visitor, before adding: "Just amazing to see this location because it is almost something from a tropical paradise but its in Britain. Must [be] seen on a sunny day!"
The cove can accessed by a 15 minute steep walk from the nearby carpark - but be aware, it's likely to get packed up this summer.
For a spot of lunch, you can visit the Kynance Cove Beach Cafe just a short walk from the beach it overlooks. Operating for almost 100 years, the cafe sells the likes of crab sandwiches, baguettes and, of course, Cornish pasties.
It's decided: we're heading to Cornwall for our next weekend away.
Who needs the Maldives, eh?
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