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 be found during stormy Westerly gales and the beach can offer a welcome respite during the winter months. Just offshore is the Enys, a tiny stony island surrounded by shallow rocks. Up on the cliff to the west of the cove is a world famous classical music school, the International Musicians Seminar. If you time it right and the wind is in your favour you can catch glimpses of Bach, Chopin and Vivaldi floating across the bay.
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 at the top car park for Prussia Cove and walk down the footpath and head east. Drop down into King's Cove and walk along the rocks until you reach the beach. Alternatively, park at Praa sands and enjoy a magnificent coastal walk round and drop down onto the beach at the eastern end. This route will require clambering across rocks.
Postcode: TR20 9BA
Lat / Lon: 50.104198, -5.41104
OS Explorer Map: 102 - Land's End
King's Cove: 0.2km
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
Bessy's Cove: 0.4km
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 ... read more
Piskies Cove: 0.6km
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