the classic guide

A guide to the West Country from the people that know…

Prussia Cove

A lack of facilities make Prussia Cove a tranquil spot even at the height of summer, so if you can live without a beach cafe and loos, this is the one for you. The cove was home to one of Cornwall's most famous smugglers. In the 18th Century, John Carter, known as 'The King of Prussia', used the caves here to stash his smuggled goods. Parking is limited so it's best to get there early during summer. A great spot for snorkelling, the water is crystal clear here. Dogs are allowed year round.

3 Stars

Jun 2011

Mr Vines

Cornish smugglers cove

This is a typical Cornish smugglers cove and lies approximately one and a half miles west of Praa Sands. It is a rugged cove and only suitable for the fit and able, but it is all worth while once you are there, either exploring, or just sitting on the rocks and enjoying the sea and views. Look out for the iron cart tracks worn into the rocks from over a hundred years ago when smuggling was at its height.

  • Helpful To You?
  • Yes /
  • No
3 Stars

Jan 2011

Mr Ludnow

Low tide only

Very small beach even at low tide. With only sitting space on the rocks at high tide. But a lovely cove that can get very crowded

  • Helpful To You?
  • Yes /
  • No

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. For more information visit our privacy page OK