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Praa Sands (which is properly pronounced pray; prah or prar are incorrect) is a coastal village on the South Coast of Cornwall, located off the main road between Helston and Penzance in Cornwall, England, UK. Years ago it formerly served the local mining industry but now it is predominately a tourist orientated area, open throughout the year.
Laying in a sheltered depression within Mounts Bay, it has a long, wide sandy beach and boasts reasonably large waves for the area. As well as attracting surfers from all around the UK, the shallow waters and seasonal lifeguard service make it attractive for families looking for a beach holiday. To accommodate this interest there are holiday chalet and caravan parks. It is also a popular camping spot with several sites in the area.
The Beach: A beautiful stretch of sands backed by sand dunes, and protected by ancient granite. One of the most popular beaches of this area, not only due to its fine sand but also being granted the Blue flag award! Renowned for its quality beach breaks it attracts a wide range of surfers and does become crowded at times. Praa Sands is arguably the best surfing beach on the south coast! The beach faces Southwest and picks up more swell than its more sheltered neighbours. The northern end of the beach is offered protection from westerly winds by Hoe point.
The lifeguards are on duty during the summer and part time in the winter. Between the village and the main road there is Praa Sands Golf Club, an 9 hole links course, which welcomes non-members. The village also boasts its own “Haunted” castle, a small “keep” building that is in private hands.
To the west side of the village is another small beach, Kenneggy, which is accessible from the cliff path at low tide. Situated between two major towns, Penzance and Helston on the A394. Praa Sands has a bus route to both towns and other surrounding villages.
Fresh, exciting food & drink overlooking the beach in a relaxed, fun & informal environment at great value for money. Our kitchen team offers fresh fish and seafood from our local fishermen, steaks, salads, grills, fresh snacks and a host of daily specials. Whether you want tasty breakfasts or a hearty Sunday lunchtime carvery with have something for everyone. The Sandbar has a sea facing sun terrace overlooking the beach, headland and the sea. Perfect for sunsets!
Music plays a great part in Sandbar life and there is at least one gig each week. We have hosted all types of musicians & DJs including rock & pop, jazz, celtic, salsa, hip-hop funk and folk. We are proud to have hosted some truly memorable nights with national artists such as Martin Harley, Bonobo, Boogaloo Investigators, Ty & The Nextmen. We’ve also hosted several local bands including Barnaby Ray Quartet, 4 Tons of Funk, Prime Skandal, All Day Breakfast, Call to Arms & soloist Ruarri Joseph to name but a few. The winter months are generally quieter but there is always some mellow live music playing during Sunday lunchtime. There’s Usually trad jazz on the second Sunday & laid back celtic music on the third Sunday of the month.