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Holidays in Praa Sands

Hours of sunshine and miles of coastline make Praa Sands a ‘must visit’ village

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View across Praa Sands

Praa Sands is a mile-long beach backed by impressive sand dunes. Offering an idyllic spot for a beach holiday, the village centre has plenty of amenities including local shops and restaurants.

For surfers, Praa Sands is one of Cornwall’s most attractive beaches. With punchy, powerful waves rolling into the beach, you’re guaranteed to catch a good wave. If you’re a novice surfer, visit the local surf hire shop to get a wetsuit and board. Further along the coast, the sheltered, secret Prussia Cove is waiting to be explored. Nearby sandy beaches include Porthleven and Gunwalloe. For family days out, visit Morrab Gardens in Penzance, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Helston or the Minack Theatre.

The beach at Praa Sands

Just inland from the middle of the beach is Pengersick Castle . The four-storey tower dates back to the 16th century and was part of a fortified Tudor mansion. With spectacular views, the castle is open to visitors and offers tours. Pengersick is said to be haunted, too, so look out for any ghostly happenings. Make sure you book in advance before your visit.

For a meal with a view, check out Sandbar . Overlooking the glorious beach, Sandbar offers light bites such as garlic king prawns with crusty bread, or delectable platters. For dinner, tuck into barbecue pulled pork burger with Westcountry cider apple chutney, or a tasty local seafood dish such as the Cornish dressed crab salad. For something more relaxed, try one of the stone baked pizzas. If you’re just stopping for a coffee and cake, try the Twisted Currant Tearoom. Whether you’re seeking a quirky variant of the Cornish cream tea, the chocolate Cornish cream tea, or a tasty British treat such as a lemon meringue or a bakewell slice, you’ll find it here.

"Renowned for its big waves, beautiful sandy beach and bustling village, Praa Sands is a prime holiday destination."

If seafood is your thing, you may want to check out the famous Rick Stein’s Porthleven restaurant. The menu comprises of entirely locally caught produce from Cornwall. Try the Devil Cornish mackerel or fillet of Cornish hake.

Praa Sands’ convenient location on the Cornwall coast makes it easy to access nearby towns, villages and attractions. The famous St Michael’s Mount in Marazion is just 10 minutes away. The azure water and towering rocks of Kynance Cove are just 35 minutes away, too.

While you’re there

Praa Sands Golf Club

Enjoy glorious views over Mounts Bay when you play this fantastic 9 hole course.

The Sandbar

Overlooking the beautiful Praa Sands, this is a must visit pub when in the area.

Bessys Cove

An ideal spot for snorkelling. You'll often see dolphins and seals here too.

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