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 coves that make up the Prussia Cove collective, it has a colourful smuggling history. With no beach at high tide, this cove is more suited to sunbathing on rocks, swimming around the bubbling gullies and cliff jumping across the bay to the west. Expect to have the place to yourself with exception of possibly a lone fisherman. Its relatively sheltered location meant that it was once used by John Carter, "King of Prussia", to smuggle contraband onto land.
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 Prussia Cove car park and walk down onto the coastal path. Turn west and follow the path to the old fisherman's huts until you reach the double alcove bay.
Postcode: TR20 9BA
Lat / Lon: 50.099499, -5.4214
OS Explorer Map: 102 - Land's End
Bessy's Cove: 0.2km
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
King's Cove: 0.3km
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
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