Kynance Cove – National Trust

The Lizard, Near Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7PJ

Location description

National Trust car park near Lizard Point. Great location for stargazing with clear unspoilt views to the South. Toilet facilities open in the car park during the Summer with facilities in the nearby cove open all year round. Pay and display for non-trust members.


Go stargazing site

A place identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good spot to stargaze from. This is based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and having somewhere safe to park. These locations tend to be remote car parks with no facilities.


Tonight's weather forecast

12/11
18:00
6%
12/11
21:00
3%
13/11
00:00
4%
13/11
03:00
4%
13/11
06:00
5%
Weather forecast for Lizard Lighthouse (1.43 miles away) updated 11/11/19 at 20:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Kynance Cove - National Trust

This location's dark site setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Kynance Cove - National Trust can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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