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 the east of The Enys, the large rock, is a tiny cove with a small patch of sand hidden from view. On very large SW swells, a small but sheltered right hand reef can be surfed along the rocky platform known as Table Reef. John Carter, also known as The King of Prussia, landed much of his contraband on this beach and became very wealthy through his smuggling business.
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 the top of the hill and walk 10 minutes down the road, past the house and through the trees. Turn right and walk down on the to beach. No cars are allowed down to the beach.
Postcode: TR20 9BA
Lat / Lon: 50.102299, -5.41527
OS Explorer Map: 102 - Land's End
Bessy's Cove: 0.1km
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
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
Piskies Cove: 0.3km
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