Tucked away between King's cove and Piskies cove and in the lee of Cudden Point hides Bessy's cove, one of three coves that makes up the Prussia Cove collective. Named after Bessy Burrow, an innkeeper famous for taking in smuggled brandy, the shingled beach surrounded by spectacular gullies and crystal clear waters make this an epic snorkelling spot. Bessy's cove is steeped in smuggling history and John Carter, also known as "The King of Prussia" landed much of his contraband on this beach. Popular with families, Bessy's cove was once the setting for the film "Ladies in Lavender". A short walk along the coast path to Piskies Cove and Cudden Point will reward you with fantastic views out across Mounts Bay and Penwith.
The Far West: Nineteen Secret Beaches
A beach guide book pulling together all of West Cornwall’s best secret beaches and hidden coves.
This guide is about new adventures. For those who want to create the first footprints in the sand, discover that forgotten cove hidden at the end of an over-grown footpath, or to simply find ... Read More
Park in the car park sign posted Prussia cove and walk 10 minutes down the road and onto a narrow footpath and steps leading to the cove.
Postcode: TR20 9BA
Lat / Lon: 50.101002, -5.41764
OS Explorer Map: 102 - Land's End
King's Cove: 0.1km
King's Cove is one of a trio of coves that make up Prussia Cove, situated on the south coast of Cornwall between Praa Sands and Perranuthnoe. Just to ... read more
Piskies Cove: 0.2km
An isolated cove that requires a short trek to reach, Piskies cove is a true local's secret spot that most people will overlook. One of the three cove... read more
A sandy beach just west of Praa Sands that hides at the foot of modest cliffs littered with deep caves that are great for exploring. Clean waves can b... read more