Praa Sands

Praa Sands - Cornwall
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Praa Sands is a long, sandy beach with plenty of car parks and a couple of cafes. The beach is popular with both families and surfers as it picks up the southerly swells.

During the summer there is a lifeguard service at Praa Sands. The surf tends to be a lot smaller at this time of year too.

The amenities are clustered at the western end, while the eastern end has a wilder feel (and no parking).

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned on the beach from 1 July to 31 August (10am - 6pm). Dog bins are provided.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby
  • Slipway

Nearest town



TR20 9TG

OS grid ref.

SW 5777 2804


There is a 500 space car park available at the beach. There is a charge for using this car park.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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