Praa Sands cottages
The unusually named Praa Sands is a sweeping white sandy beach and coastal village in West Cornwall. Situated between the towns of Penzance and Helston, and only 17 miles from the popular Lizard Pensinsula, it is an ideal spot for holiday. While the beach is its most popular feature with surfers heading here for its powerful waves, there is also some history to be discovered with the haunted Pengersick Castle.
Why visit Praa Sands?
The long beach is popular with both surfers and families, turning the village into a popular holiday resort during the summer. It has recently been recognised as a Regionally Important Geological/Geomorphical Site (RIGS) and not only has a haunted castle but also lots of smuggling tales to discover.
Things to do in Praa Sands:
While the white sands and sparkling waters of the beach are the main attraction, just perfect for a summer’s day of sandcastle building and paddling, there are also a few shops and cafes to break up the day. Also visit Kenneggy Beach and the romantic castle of St Michael’s Mount, just five miles away.
Why stay in a Praa Sands cottage?
Our cottages in Praa Sands are the perfect base for anybody wanting a relaxing beach holiday in a tranquil spot. Busy in summer, during the rest of the year it is a walker’s paradise, lying within the Cornwall Area of Outstand Natural Beauty and boasting fascinating coastal geology.
Three must see things in Praa Sands:
- The huge expanse of beach is a surfer’s paradise, with the shallows great for swimming and paddling.
- Visit the reputedly haunted Pengersick Castle and look out for the black-robed monk.
- Just five miles away is the fairytale castle of St Michael’s Mount, accessible by foot at low tide.