Praa Sands Beaches

With stunning beaches, great food, awesome surf and some pretty spectacular scenery, this part of the world makes for the ideal beach holiday - either a bucket-and-spade break with the family, a walking trip or a surfing getaway.

Explore the miles of idyllic coastline, lounge in the sunshine during lazy summer days or wrap up for an invigorating winter walk.  Whenever you choose to visit, the area’s beaches will not disappoint!

Praa Sands

The perfect family beach, Praa Sands boasts a mile of white sand, shallow waters and great surf. With facilities right by the beach and surf hire also available, you’ll be able to make the most of this incredible spot!

Parking: There is a car park next to the beach. 

Toilets:  There are toilets at the cafe by the beach.

Facilities:  Beach shop, cafe and toilets.

Safety:  Patrolled by lifeguards in peak season.

Dogs:  Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September (07:00am - 07:00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place. Although we would always advise checking this before you arrive.

Porthleven beach

A fabulous beach for walks and easily accessible from the town - 3 miles of glorious sand to explore!  Take care of the tides and best not to swim or surf here as the undercurrents are strong. 

Parking:  Click here for information about Parking in Porthleven.

Toilets:  There are no public toilets but plenty of cafes, shops, restaurants etc in Porthleven.

Facilities:  All facilities are located in Porthleven.

Safety:  Patrolled by lifeguards only in the main peak season.

Dogs:  Welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September (09:00am - 07:00pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place.  This ban operates from the Harbour Wall to the flight of steps (known as the Blue Buoy steps). On the rest of the beach there are no restrictions. Although we would always advise checking this before you arrive.

Loe Bar Beach

Just south of Porthleven, Loe Bar beach is a half mile shingle bank which separates the Loe, the largest natural fresh walk lake in Cornwall, from the sea.

Parking:  There is a small car park to the east of Porthleven, about 15 minutes’ walk away. 

Toilets:  None.

Facilities:  None.

Safety:  No lifeguard cover and people are advised not to swim here.

Dogs:  Allowed all year. Although we would always advise checking this before you arrive.


We would always advise checking the above information before you arrive.

 

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