Bessys Cove Beach (Cornwall)

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    Bessys Cove is part of the Prussia Cove group of Coves, Bessys Cove is a picturesque cove which is mainly rocky but has small patches of white sand. Popular with families and also used for snorkelling.

    While visiting also take a walk along the coast path to Piskies Cove and Cudden Point for great views.

    Famous as the home of the Carters, a family of smugglers in the 18th century, one of whom was known as the King of Prussia – hence the name for the cove.

    A small car park but no other facilities.

    Bessys Cove Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year. Bessys Cove Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Penwith Peninsula, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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