Praa Sands Beach

Praa Sands beach, Penzance, Cornwall

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Praa Sands, a mile long south-west facing stretch of sand, dunes and rock outcrops at either end. Very much a family beach with good clean water and swimming.

    For surfers the beach has a better swell than its more sheltered neighbours, best in the winter, but this is well known and you may have heavy competition for the waves on a good day.

    Apart from the surfing this is an excellent no-frills family beach with excellent beach and rock pools.

    Facilities include car parks, cafe/restaurant, shops, slipway, toilets, campsite and caravan park. Lifeguards present in summer on west end of beach and all year round on weekends and school holidays.

    Praa Sands Beach has dog restrictions. No dogs between Easter and October.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 11 beaches around Penzance, 205 beaches in Cornwall, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Praa Sands Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Saturday through Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       0%  28%   2 mph
      5:25 am    9:14 pm
    Thursday, May 25th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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       0%  27%   12 mph
      5:24 am    9:15 pm

    Friday, May 26th
     Light rain overnight.
     
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       3%  33%   13 mph
      5:23 am    9:16 pm
    Saturday, May 27th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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       64%  87%   5 mph
      5:22 am    9:17 pm

    Sunday, May 28th
     Drizzle overnight.
     
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       22%  70%   7 mph
      5:21 am    9:19 pm
    Monday, May 29th
     Light rain in the evening and overnight.
     
    12
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       53%  99%   7 mph
      5:20 am    9:20 pm

    Tuesday, May 30th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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    15
       55%  59%   12 mph
      5:19 am    9:21 pm
    Wednesday, May 31st
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       0%  51%   4 mph
      5:19 am    9:22 pm

  • Praa Sands Beach Tide Times

     

  • Praa Sands Beach Water quality

    Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:

    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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