This is where I was on Sunday afternoon and below you can see what it looked like. What it felt like was cold and so windy that it was difficult to stand upright at times.
Kynance is a small cove just north of The Lizard, which is the southernmost point in England. The name The Lizard is easy. It derives from Cornish lys (“court”) + ardh (“height”). Kynance is a bit trickier, however.
An early form (1325) of the name is Pennkeunans, meaning “end of ravine valley”. Once the penn got dropped, the expected development of the spelling would have resulted in Cownance. However, somewhere along the way the name seems to have been re-interpreted as containing the element ki, which means “dog”.
The flatter of the islands you can see, the one just right of centre in the picture, is called Asparagus Island, from the wild asparagus that used to grow there. Apparently, it is possible to walk across the sands to the islands for an hour before and an hour after low tide. No-one was attempting that on Sunday, least of all me.