"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


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
TR13 8RB

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

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Saturday 17 March


Chance of rain 19%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1001
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 22%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 80%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1005
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1006
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 1°C
(feels like -5°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 63%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
04:48 GMT
Low Tide
11:15 GMT
High Tide
17:05 GMT
Low Tide
23:35 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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