Praa Sands to Prussia Cove circular walk

Praa Sands to Prussia Cove

A circular walk on Cornwall's Channel coast where horses carried ore, Victorian fishermen built huts and smugglers sailed to France, but before all this Neolithic people settled and worked flints carried down the English Channel from chalk areas during the Ice Age

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The walk follows the coast path around Kenneggy Sands and the beaches of Prussia Cove to reach Cudden Point. The route then turns inland, following footpaths and lanes to reach Greenberry Common which was once a busy mining area. Mining tracks form the route across the Kenneggy Downs to reach Newtown. The final section of the route is a gentle descent to the coast on Pentreath Lane.


  • Sandy beaches at Praa sands, Kenneggy Sands and Prussia Cove
  • A number of small coves with rockpools
  • Panoramic views from Cudden Point
  • Views across Mount's Bay to St Michael's Mount and Penzance


  • The route requires 2 crossings of the A394 where no assistance has been provided for pedestrians.
  • Some of the stiles consist of stone footholds over walls.
  • Note that most coastal walks in Cornwall have paths close to unfenced cliffs.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 102
  • Distance: 6 miles/9.7 km
  • Steepness grade: Easy-moderate
  • Recommended footwear: walking boots, or walking shoes during a dry summer
  • Pub: ✓
  • Café: ✓

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either as a GPS-guided walk with our app (£3.29) or a PDF of directions (£2.79) Example of directions

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