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in the county of Cornwall

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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The Ship Inn at the harbour entrance, Porthleven in South Cornwall

Porthleven (55 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

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

Porthleven has two picturesque harbours - the inner harbour is lined with dazzling white cottages, with the walls of the outer harbour giving shelter from the often tumultuous seas...

St. Michael's Mount

Marazion (109 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

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

The picturesque village of Marazion with its quaint cottages, shops and pubs, is in a sublime position on the west Cornwall peninsula..


Hayle (32 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

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

Three miles of golden sands backed by impressive sand dunes have made Hayle a perfect summer place for families to enjoy a holiday. It is an old town, made prosperous in the 18th-century when John Harvey opened his tin, copper and foundry business..

Penzance in Cornwall

Penzance (85 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

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

A jolly town with a year round holiday atmosphere, where everyone is made to feel welcome...

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Mousehole (57 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

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

This delightful coastal village, with its wealth of history, lovely old harbour and beautiful headland walks, makes an interesting base for exploring the superb scenery of Mount's Bay and Land's End...

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St Michaels Mount from the gardens in Marazion

St Michaels Mount (138 Pictures)

(4.3 miles, 6.8 km, direction W)

The priory on St.Michael's mount is dedicated to the Archangel who is believed to have appeared to local fishermen in AD 495. The.....

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The National Seal Sanctuary (13 Pictures)

(7.6 miles, 12.2 km, direction E)

The Seal Sanctuary was set up in 1958 in the small village of St Agnes, in 1974 we moved to Gweek after we needed more space for.....

Path through the village.

Chysauster Ancient Village (25 Pictures)

(8.3 miles, 13.4 km, direction NW)

This is a classic prehistoric site, quite possibly a Celtic settlement occupied almost two thousand years ago. In its wild.....

Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy (47 Pictures)

(9.9 miles, 15.9 km, direction N)

This hauntingly beautiful spot was initially made famous by centuries of shipwreck caused by perilous rocks scattered around its.....

Carn Brae, Redruth, Cornwall, on a beautiful clear day

Carn Brae Castle (6 Pictures)

(10.0 miles, 16.1 km, direction NE)


A picture of Goonhilly Downs

Goonhilly Downs (8 Pictures)

(10.2 miles, 16.5 km, direction SE)


Cornish Beam Engine, Pool, Cornwall - National Trust

Cornish Mines and Engines (4 Pictures)

(10.3 miles, 16.6 km, direction NE)

This museum set on lonely cliffs far above the swirling Atlantic Ocean is where visitors to the area can learn all about.....

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