Praa Sands beach, Penzance, Cornwall
  • About Us

    Praa Sands Beach Info

    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 list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    Praa Sands Beach Bathing Water Quality


    Water 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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  • Weather


    Praa Sands Beach 7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today through Thursday, with temperatures rising to 12°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain overnight.
     
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       80%  36%   16 mph
      8:12 am    4:54 pm
    Saturday, Jan 20th
     Rain in the morning and overnight and dangerously windy until evening.
     
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    11
       99%  93%   19 mph
      8:11 am    4:55 pm

    Sunday, Jan 21st
     Windy and overcast throughout the day.
     
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       92%  100%   23 mph
      8:10 am    4:57 pm
    Monday, Jan 22nd
     Light rain and dangerously windy in the morning.
     
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    10
       74%  67%   17 mph
      8:09 am    4:58 pm

    Tuesday, Jan 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the evening.
     
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       55%  83%   23 mph
      8:08 am    5:00 pm
    Wednesday, Jan 24th
     Windy and overcast throughout the day.
     
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       80%  100%   29 mph
      8:07 am    5:02 pm

    Thursday, Jan 25th
     Light rain in the evening.
     
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    9
       86%  25%   10 mph
      8:06 am    5:03 pm
    Friday, Jan 26th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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       45%  28%   14 mph
      8:04 am    5:05 pm

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