Praa Sands, with a mile of golden sand, offers great surfing and a laid-back beach bar from where you can watch the surfers as the sun goes down.
PROPERTIES IN PRAA SANDS AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
*Stunning, luxury detached barn conversion
*Idyllic location near the beach
*'Just for two' discounts
*Short breaks out of season
*Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
*Two night breaks available
*Unique apartment in an iconic building
*Set in an acre of stunning gardens
*Short breaks all year
MORE ABOUT PRAA SANDS
Praa Sands is one of our favourites and a wonderful destination if you have children to entertain. It’s still relatively unknown and although busy in the summer you can still walk a bit further and find a quiet spot. The unpretentious mile long sandy beach is backed with sheltering sand dunes and is easily accessible from the carparks. The beach is great for sand castles and the shoreline is great for a swim while further out surfers can take on some surprisingly big waves. The Sandbar is a great place to stop off for coffee or a sundowner while enjoying the surfers in front of the sunset.
PRAA SANDS - Praa Sands is one of our favourites and a wonderful destination if you have children to entertain. It’s still relatively unknown and although busy in the summer you can still walk a bit further and find a quiet spot. The unpretentious mile long sandy beach is backed with sheltering sand dunes and is easily accessible from the carpark. The beach is great for sand castles and the shoreline is great for a swim while further out surfers can take on some surprisingly big waves.
PRUSSIA COVE - Prussia Cove is a collection of secluded quiet and intimate coves famous for being the home of the Carter family, 18th Century smugglers. They are dog friendly year-round and a great spot for swimming, snorkelling and exploring the rock pools.
PERRANUTHNOE - At low tide Perranuthnoe is a sandy beach with some shingle and at high tide the sea mostly claims the beach. It's a popular spot for surfing and there are numerous rockpools perfect for exploring at either end of the beach.
THINGS TO DO…
SWIMMING – Praa Sands regularly gets swell making it a great surf beach. However, when we are surrounded by high pressures in peak summer the swell often subsides for nice flat, calm conditions. When it’s flat conditions and the wind is light then it is a stunning swim spot.
SURFING – Due to its south-westerly aspect Praa Sands offers some of the best waves in Cornwall. It often provides really heavy, ‘barelly’ waves, especially near high tide which breaks close to the beach. It is a good surf spot for both beginners and those more experienced and it can get very busy in the height of the summer season where the designated surf area comes into its own. The best surf tends to be the section of beach opposite the main access points.
WALKING – Praa Sands lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with spectacular ocean and country views. Snaking around Praa Sands is the South West Coast Path, leading eastwards with cliff top walks toward the Lizard Heritage Coast which is dotted with ruined engine houses. You can also walk west towards Marazion and visit St Michaels Mount.
SHOPPPING & EATING…
SANDY STORES – A friendly local convenience stores that offers a wide selection of local products as well as local events and cream teas.
TREVELYAN FARM SHOP – Located in Rosudgeon, Trevelyan Farm Shop has a range of their own grown organic vegetables, fruit, dairy products, fresh and frozen meat from local farmers as well as a range of local products.
SANDBAR – The Sandbar offers home-cooked food with a Mediterranean twist with views out over the beach. There’s a pool table and air hockey as well as easy access to the coastal path for a stroll after dinner.
THE GODOLPHIN – Slightly further afield in Marazion, the Godolphin sits on the water’s edge and over looks St Michaels Mount. Enjoy relaxed dining with seasonal menus, great wines and local beers.
PORTHLEVEN - Porthleven is a few miles away and fast becoming a go to destination with an attractive harbour and many good restaurants and cafés. Try Amelie’s on the harbour they do a great Sunday lunch with live Jazz. Or Kota Kai, a family friendly bar and kitchen serving Thai-inspired tapas.