Praa Sands

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Praa Sands is a mile-long, south-west-facing beach on the eastern edge of Mounts Bay, Cornwall, approximately 7 miles from Penzance and 5 miles from Helston. It is a popular beach for families, swimmers and surfers.


Praa Sands

There is easy access to Praa Sands beach via one of the two car parks, and facilities include cafs, toilets, shops, a pub and a nearby golf course. Dogs are not permitted on the beach from May to September. During peak seasons lifeguards patrol the beach.

Self catering holiday accommodation is available in Praa Sands holiday cottages. A fine selection of holiday cottages is also available in nearby Penzance and Helston, Cornwall.

The South West Coast Path runs either side of the beach, along the cliff tops, providing splendid views of Mounts Bay and the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. Basking sharks, seals and dolphins can frequently be seen swimming in the waters of the area.


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2 comments on “Praa Sands”

  1. Looking for something to do?? How do you fancy trying coasteering?? Well we offer coasteering near Praa Sands, Penzance and St Ives. We also provide rock climbing in west Cornwall, at stunning granite crags near St. Ives, Penzance, Land’s End and Porthleven.

  2. Sandbar says:

    The Sandbar is situated in an idyllic location over looking the beach with panoramic views of the ocean. Relax and enjoy fabulous home cooked food with a Mediterranean twist sourced from local produce and prepared to the highest standards by our experienced chef.

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