As the Met Office predicts rising temperatures for the UK, it’s expected that this summer will be one of the hottest on record. With the anticipation of a gloriously sunny season, you might already be dreaming of lazy beach days filled with the scent of suncream and balmy evenings sampling local delights. You’d be forgiven for conjuring up images of an exotic country, yet you don’t need to travel far to experience this kind of paradise.

Nestled at the base of England, less than 5 hours from London (by car) lies an oasis you won’t believe is part of the British Isles.

Situated on the Lizard Peninsular, the most southerly point of the UK, and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Kynance Cove is like a setting from a mythical tale. Serpentine rock stacks rise impressively from crystalline waters, while grass-topped craggy cliffs frame the sublime sandy cove. Basking in the sunshine, the glistening turquoise waters weave gently between rock formations, seemingly more akin to the Mediterranean Sea.

After an exhilarating walk down to the beach, visitors can expect to sunbathe on white sand sheltered by cliffs; swim in clear waters that curve around impressive serpentine stacks; discover hidden passageways and caves amid the rocks at low tide, and enjoy simple local food from the almost 100-year-old café. Before leaving, pause for a moment atop the cliffs and soak up those mesmerising views (they’re certainly worth the effort of the walk!).

With such a spectacular spot within driving distance, you might want to book a break to this exotic corner of England. You certainly won’t be disappointed by the enchantment of this tropical paradise.

Find the perfect place to stay on the Lizard Peninsular with Aspects Holidays.

Be sure to pack the suncream, it’s set to be a scorcher!