Beach Cottages

Praa Sands is a little gem of a coastal village in West Cornwall that sits in Mounts Bay, between the stunning Heritage coastlines of the vividly scenic Lizard and Penwith peninsulas. Its name correctly focuses on its best asset, a most fantastic crescent of pale sparkling sand owing to its composition of ground down sea shells. You could easily mistake this kilometre and a half long beach for one in southern Europe thanks to its south-facing sheltered location, wild sand dunes and clear turquoise waters, which are often treated to the warmer temperatures of the Gulf Stream.


This is the perfect destination for a family holiday, as the beach is safe and equipped with all the necessary facilities to guarantee a fun packed, but relaxing stay including beach shops, cafes, restaurants, toilets and ice creams. If you are renting one of the Praa Sands pet friendly cottages please note there's a restriction on dogs on the beach during the high season between 7am and 7pm. For those who want a day off the sand, there are some groovy activities and local attractions to visit, such as ghost trails in the haunted castle of Pengersick, nature trails on either of the neighbouring peninsular's nature reserves, as well as cycling, horse riding or rambling about the magnificent coastal routes.


Of course there’s also endless amounts of fun to be had in nearby Penzance and St Ives, making this a great spot to base yourself if you plan on exploring the region further. Staying here for short breaks is popular and the quality of self-catering accommodation near the beach is very high, as demonstrated by the selection of Praa Sands cottages to rent listed below. Bookings are made securely direct with the owner or property manager, many who offer online availability and booking.