Surrounded by farmland, Prussia Cove is a particularly attractive and sheltered section of the South West Coast Path, situated to the East of Mounts Bay, and providing an ideal location to relax in peace. However, stay at Prussia Cove and you won't be far from the hustle and bustle of the harbour towns of Marazion and Penzance, and you'll be just a stone's throw from the stunning St Michael's Mount. With the little coastal villages of Perranuthnoe and Praa Sands either side, there's plenty to explore. For other beaches in the area, check out our blog post on sandy beaches in West Cornwall.
Although the beach is a half mile walk from the car park, you'll be rewarded when you get there, with a beautifully secluded beach and an excellent snorkelling location.
The beach is also dog-friendly all year round, making it great for holidays with your furry companion.
Foragers can take advantage of the rare, but thriving wild cabbage in Prussia Cove! For those looking to learn more about this ever-popular past time, check out our blog on Wild Food Walks in Cornwall.
Prussia Cove is well known for its smuggling trade in the 18th century. This secluded area was home to John Carter; one of the UK's most notiorious and successful smugglers. The 'King of Prussia' as he was known, was famous for breaking into revenue premises to steal the goods that had been seized from him.
Prussia Cove was also a popular fishing area, with evidence of old fishing huts built into the cliff face. Fishing is Prussia Cove continues to this day, albeit on a much smaller scale.
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Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year's events have been toned down, however, elements of the festival will still go ahead to celebrate midsummer.
18th - 27th June 2021
For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!
26th July - 7th August 2021
A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!
Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.
11th - 25th September 2021
Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.
17th - 19th September 2021
Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.
19th - 20th November 2021
Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. Read More >
TBC December 2021
Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly womderful celebration.
21st December 2021
Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.
23rd December 2021
Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea.
31st December 2021
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Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin.
TBC February 2022
The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!
Join in the celebrations at this community led festival. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.
Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.
6th - 9th July 2022