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in the county of Cornwall

Rinsey Head, from SEAMEADS, Praa sands, Cornwall
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About Praa Sands

Magnificent gorse covered acres form a superb back drop to a seemingly endless stretch of golden sands which continues to draw countless visitors to Praa Sands. Backed by high dunes, the beach offers a sheltered haven to sun-bathers and swimmers; although there are signs warning against swimming at low tide. There is excellent surfing even the winter! The keen walker can enjoy scenic walks along well trodden cliff paths. Spring comes early in these parts, there can sometimes be an abundance of early wild plants and flowers to be found in crevices along the cliff top. Nearby Rinsey Head and Trewavas have old copper mines and Portleven has a large harbour built in the 19th-century for the export of copper and tin.

There are many lovely spots to visit around Praa. There is a diverse range of holiday accommodation including a cliff top caravan and camping park. Praa Sands golf club occupies a magnificent setting overlooking Mount's Bay and there is no shortage of things to do or places to explore. Attractive Helston is a short distance inland, the rugged Lizard Peninsular is within easy driving distance. All in all, Praa makes an exciting base from which to explore the exhilarating Cornish coast.

Places to visit: Poldhu Point for the Marconi memorial, The Lizard Peninsula, St.Michaels Mount and Newlyn.

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Porthleven, Cornwall, UK

Porthleven (55 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction E of Praa Sands)

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Marazion (104 Pictures)

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(4.3 miles, 6.9 km, direction NW of Praa Sands)

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Hayle (29 Pictures)

in the county of Cornwall

(6.2 miles, 9.9 km, direction N of Praa Sands)

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Penzance (81 Pictures)

in the county of Cornwall

(7.3 miles, 11.8 km, direction W of Praa Sands)

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Mousehole (48 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(7.4 miles, 12.0 km, direction W of Praa Sands)

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St Michaels Mount, Cornwall

St Michaels Mount (129 Pictures)

(4.3 miles, 6.8 km, direction W)

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(7.6 miles, 12.2 km, direction E)

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(8.3 miles, 13.4 km, direction NW)

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(9.9 miles, 15.9 km, direction N)

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(10.0 miles, 16.1 km, direction NE)


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(10.2 miles, 16.5 km, direction SE)


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(10.3 miles, 16.6 km, direction NE)

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Sea Meads Holiday Homes in Porthleven, Cornwall, England

Sea Meads Holiday Homes

Porthleven, Cornwall, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Sea Meads Holiday Homes offers pet-friendly accommodation in Saint Hilary. St Ives is 14 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. There is a seating and/or dining area in some...
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Suncroft in Porthleven, Cornwall, England


Porthleven, Cornwall, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Featuring a garden with a barbecue, Suncroft is a holiday home located in Porthleven. The property is 15 km from St Ives and free private parking is provided. There is a dining area and a kitchen....
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Hillside in Porthleven, Cornwall, England


Porthleven, Cornwall, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Situated 14 km from St Ives and 41 km from Newquay, Hillside offers accommodation in Porthleven. The unit is 23 km from Falmouth. The kitchen features a dishwasher. Towels and bed linen are available...
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Sea Breeze in Saint Hilary, Cornwall, England

Sea Breeze

Saint Hilary, Cornwall, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Sea Breeze is a holiday home located in Saint Hilary, 14 km from St Ives. The unit is 41 km from Newquay. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. The kitchen comes with a dishwasher. A TV and D...
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Chy An Gwel in Porthleven, Cornwall, England

Chy An Gwel

Porthleven, Cornwall, England (0.4 miles, 0.7 km)
Chy An Gwel is a holiday home set in Porthleven in the Cornwall Region and is 15 km from St Ives. The property is 40 km from Newquay and features views of the garden. The kitchen comes with an oven a...
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Praa Sands Holiday Park in Saint Hilary, Cornwall, England

Praa Sands Holiday Park

Saint Hilary, Cornwall, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Featuring free WiFi, Praa Sands Holiday Park is located in Saint Hilary, 14 km from St Ives. Newquay is 41 km away. The accommodation comes with a dining area and seating area with a TV....
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Coachmans in Saint Hilary, Cornwall, England


Saint Hilary, Cornwall, England (0.8 miles, 1.3 km)
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Nearby travel help

St. Erth Station(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction NW)
Hayle Station(6.1 miles, 9.7 km, direction N)
Newquay (Cornwall) Airport(28.7 miles, 46.3 km, direction NE)
St. Mary's Airport(42.6 miles, 68.5 km, direction W)
M5 Junction 31(91.5 miles, 147.2 km, direction NE)
M5 Junction 30(94.5 miles, 152.1 km, direction NE)
Praa Sands to London(249.6 miles, 401.6 km, direction E)