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Welcome to Prussia Cove


Holidays in Prussia Cove

Sitting on the South Coast between Marazion and Porthleven, Prussia Cove is perfect for enjoying many of the stunning beaches in the area. Nestled at the end of a single track road, this sheltered, rocky cove is perfect for escaping the crowds. Being south facing, its great for soaking up the sun too.

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. 

Did you know...

Prussia Cove was once a popular smuggling spot!

The history of Prussia Cove

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. 

Stay nearby

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St Breca

St Breca, Prussia Cove

From £604 - £1775
Sleeps 4 + 2 cots


Tairua, Perranuthnoe

From £437 - £1017
Sleeps 4

Oamaru Barn

Oamaru Barn, Perranuthnoe

From £435 - £1060
Sleeps 4 + cot

Villa Messina

Villa Messina, Rosudgeon

From £663 - £1541
Sleeps 4 + cot


Surfside, Praa Sands

From £698 - £2054
Sleeps 6 + cot

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