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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.
No dogs between Easter and October.
- Water Quality
Bathing Water QualityWater 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.
7-day Weather Forecast
Rain on Wednesday through Saturday, with temperatures peaking at 14°C on Thursday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
10->1237% 76% 8 mph
7:42 am 4:34 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Nov 20th
10->1227% 92% 18 mph
7:44 am 4:33 pmOvercast throughout the day and breezy overnight.Tuesday, Nov 21st
10->1342% 98% 16 mph
7:45 am 4:32 pmDangerously windy and overcast throughout the day.Wednesday, Nov 22nd
10->1461% 100% 29 mph
7:47 am 4:31 pmWindy throughout the day and rain overnight.Thursday, Nov 23rd
12->1471% 51% 27 mph
7:48 am 4:30 pmWindy throughout the day and light rain overnight.Friday, Nov 24th
10->1284% 71% 25 mph
7:50 am 4:29 pmWindy until afternoon and mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.Saturday, Nov 25th
7->1058% 56% 19 mph
7:51 am 4:28 pmOvercast throughout the day.Sunday, Nov 26th
9->1226% 97% 19 mph
7:53 am 4:27 pm