Prussia Cove - circular walks

Prussia Cove

The beach at Prussia Cove, Cornwall

Prussia Cove is a collective name for the four small coves of Piskies (known locally as Pixies) Cove, Bessy's Cove, King's Cove and Coules' Cove. The name Prussia Cove is from the famous 18th Century smuggler John Carter who was also known as "The King of Prussia", after the role he had always played in childhood war games. John and his brother Harry conducted trade with Brittany, with Harry doing the sailing and John running the operation from their headquarters at Prussia Cove.

More about John Carter.

Circular walks visiting Prussia Cove

  • 6 miles/9.7 km - Easy-moderate

    Praa Sands to Prussia Cove

    Praa Sands to Prussia Cove

    6 miles/9.7 km - Easy-moderate

    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

  • 3.9 miles/6.3 km - Moderate

    Perranuthnoe to Prussia Cove

    Piskies Cove (aka Pixies Cove)

    Perranuthnoe to Prussia Cove

    3.9 miles/6.3 km - Moderate

    A circular walk along Mount's Bay from the large sandy beach at Perranuthnoe to the smugglers' coves at Prussia Cove, returning across the fields with views over St Michael's Mount.

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