Praa Sands holidays put you in mind of sandy shores, surfers on blue waves and children building sandcastles on the beach. The small village that sits in an Area of Outsanding Natural Beauty in West Cornwall overlooks the beach and can cater for all your needs, with the surrounding towns and villages also offering plenty more options during your holiday in Cornwall.
The beach at Praa Sands is an expansive stretch of white sand and is a beach that everyone can enjoy. Easily accessible from a nearby car park, the beach is backed by sand dunes and the water is also shallow, allowing the little ones to splash around when they have finished building sandcastles on the beach. For surfers, the waves that break further out to sea are deceivingly large allowing for some serious waves to be caught. If you like to enjoy a spot of rock pooling while on holiday in Cornwall then Bessy’s Cove is the place to go with the surrounding coves famed for their part in smuggling history. Dolphins and seals have also been known to frequent the water around the cove.
If you’re seeking a thrill during a Cornwall holiday then Pengersick Castle is the place to go. The late medieval structure is steeped in myths and legends of ghosts, with reports of sightings still occurring today. Regular ghost spotting sessions take place in this castle that is said to be one of the most haunted places in the United Kingdom. It has even been featured on the television series Most Haunted!
Anyone looking for something a bit less spooky whilst on their Cornwall holidays could just as easily take in the wildlife and panoramic views on the coastal walks that surround the village in all directions. Starting at Praa Sands car park, there are a series of circular walks on the South West Coast Path that take in the spectacular coastline of South Cornwall before retuning on the surrounding countryside. A must walk for anyone who is interested in a spot of bird watching.
With a number of restaurants, cafés and bars in the area you will have plenty of places at which to eat, drink and be merry on your holiday in Praa Sands. The Sandbar overlooks Praa Sands beach has earned rave reviews for the setting and quality of their food, with themed nights taking place throughout the week.
The beach at Praa Sands is an expansive stretch of white sand and is a beach that everyone can enjoy
Flambards Theme Park is a must-visit for anyone heading to Praa Sands as a family, with exhibitions and exciting rides, meaning one day at Flambards may not even be enough to fit it all in! There is much more to do and see in the surrounding towns including Helston, Porthleven and Penzance.