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Praa Sands, nr Helston

SATNAV: TR20     PARKING: yes     DOGS ALLOWED: yes (except Easter to October)     FACILITIES: good     SPORTS: Surfing

Praa Sands

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Praa Sands lies equidistant between Penzance and Helston. It is a wide, sandy beach and even though it is sheltered somewhat by Mounts Bay it offers good surfing opportunities.


Pronounced 'pray' rather than 'prar', this is a popular spot for holidaymakers along the south west Cornish coast. Facilities are available adjacent to the beach.


Praa Sands was awarded the Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Recommendation in 2014 with excellent water quality.


Praa Sands can be found off Castle Drive from the A394 between Rosudgeon and Breage.

Other beaches nearby:


Prussia Cove          Porthleven          Mullion Cove          Mounts Bay

Tide Times

Helston 6 miles, Porthleven 6 miles, Penzance 9 miles