"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Praa Sands West Beach

Praa Sands is on the south coast of Cornwall. It is a sandy beach resort, approximately 1.3 kilometres wide, backed by sand dunes. The western end of the beach is less rocky and the Germoe Stream flows across the beach to the sea.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Helston

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW577280

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Praa Sands West Beach

  • Godolphin House (3m)
  • Country Skittles (3m)
  • St Michaels Mount (4m)
  • Coast 2 Coast Karting (5m)
  • Paradise Park (5m)
  • Flambards Experience (6m)
  • Flambards Village (6m)
  • One2eleven (6m)
  • Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre (6m)
  • Hayle Swimming Pool (6m)

Tourist Information

Helston and Lizard Peninsula
Tourist Information Centre
79 Meneage Street
Helston
Cornwall
England
TR13 8RB

Phone 01326 565 431
Email info@helstontic.demon.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 28 April

06:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
WNW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
NW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
WNW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 59%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
W
Pressure 1018
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
W
Pressure 1018
Humidity 66%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
W
Pressure 1018
Humidity 89%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:03 BST
(00:03 GMT)
High Tide
06:45 BST
(05:45 GMT)
Low Tide
13:24 BST
(12:24 GMT)
High Tide
19:08 BST
(18:08 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Praa Sands West Beach

A mile long sandy beach with some rocky patches. The eastern end has many rocks and pools. The western end has fewer rocks and this is where all the amenities can be found.

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