Praa Sands

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Season: winter

The weekend scene at Praa Sands was one of families and dog walkers enjoying the long beach, as the tide reached its lowest ebb. The odd surfer mingled with the marine wildlife and the sky was full of heavy clouds.  There was an atmospheric feel to the day and a settling ambiance, ideal for introspection and a sense of perspective.

 Winter season photo gallery


Family times at the beach.

Boutique Retreats


Brenda’s enjoyment of this natural space.


A view of the beach at Praa Sands from above.

Season: autumn

This is a big beach with a big reputation, both for surfers and visitors alike.  Looking out to the south west from the Lizard peninsula, it is spectacular by any standards.   Benefiting from its proximity to the South West Coast Path to Prussia Cove and beyond, Praa Sands offers a great visitor experience.  There are toilets, beach cafes and shops.  It even has a short links golf course in the dunes behind the beach.


A chat with Roy at the Beachcomber Cafe by Praa Sands.


A chat with Eric and Anna at their motor-home, parked above Praa Sands.

Season: winter

Praa Sands was sharpening itself up for the visitor season and the February half term school holiday.  Along with Kennack Sands, this is the preferred choice for surfers when north coast conditions are unfavourable, since it can also catch the long North Atlantic swell.  Access to the beach is excellent, with parking, a beach cafe, restaurants and shops all easily accessible.  At the end of the beach, you can enjoy the geology and rock pools.


An ebb tide at Praa Sands in Cornwall.

One thought on “Praa Sands

  1. Stef

    For us, the beach means well-being; a time to take a breath, look to the horizon, dip a toe (or more) into the revitalising sea and spend time connecting back to nature and to ourselves.


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