Praa Sands Beach

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 the west end of the beach and all year round on weekends and school holidays.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Praa Sands Beach has dog restrictions.
Praa Sands has seasonal dog restrictions not allowing dogs from 1st July to 31st August between 10 am - 6 pm

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Praa Sands Beach 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, Feb 06fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 6.8℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (ESE)
Tuesday, Feb 07fog
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 5℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (E)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.1℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 10fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 6℃ to 6.6℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Feb 11partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.5℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (SE)

Praa Sands weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Praa Sands Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Praa Sands Beach is at Porthleven 5.34 km (3.32 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 04:36 (Height 5.03m)
   Low Tide at 11:18 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 17:02 (Height 4.89m)
   Low Tide at 23:32 (Height 1.27m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 05:15 (Height 5.16m)
   Low Tide at 11:51 (Height 1.04m)
   High Tide at 17:37 (Height 4.94m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:04 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 05:51 (Height 5.21m)
   Low Tide at 12:20 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 18:08 (Height 4.95m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:34 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 06:20 (Height 5.21m)
   Low Tide at 12:51 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 18:32 (Height 4.93m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:05 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 06:46 (Height 5.18m)
   Low Tide at 13:22 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 18:56 (Height 4.91m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:37 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 07:15 (Height 5.13m)
   Low Tide at 13:56 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 19:28 (Height 4.88m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:11 (Height 1.16m)
   High Tide at 07:50 (Height 5.04m)
   Low Tide at 14:31 (Height 1.16m)
   High Tide at 20:07 (Height 4.79m)

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