Stunning Praa Sands Walks

Rinsey Head Walk

Rinsey is a nearby secluded cove that you can walk to, but we recommend starting from Rinsey for this circular walk. It’s about two miles up the road and there is a car park.

Head East towards Porthleven through an area once a hive of mining activity, you’ll pass the Wheal Prosper engine house. A combination of coastal and country walking you’ll see

You’ll enjoy views of Mounts Bay and the Lizard and there are plenty of fields as well as track, path and road.


Hendra and Praa Sands Walk

This nice and easy walk follows footpaths through fields and around the stunning coastline, with short stretches on quiet country lanes and tracks and an easy path through the dunes, and only a little gentle ascent and descent, the walk is approximately 4 miles.

A short stroll through an area that buzzes with tales of smugglers and wreckers, as well as the part played by locals in saving lives at sea and giving a decent burial to those they tragically failed to save. Take time on the golden beaches at Praa Sands and Hendra to check out the fossilised peat beds, the rocky remains of the Ice Age and the craggy granite headland.

Praa Sands to Kenneggy

A circular walk encompassing both coast and country. Expect some great fauna, views and a walk through an Cornwall’s old mining heritage. There are route markers on this walk too so we won’t detail it’s exact route here.

You can start by walking along the coast path directly outside Beach Stays, head right towards Keneggy and follow the South West Coast Path. It’s a 5 ┬ámile walk that is relatively easy with no very steep ascents or descents.

This is also a good walk for spotting kestrels and buzzards and if you want to make it a bit longer, we headed over to Prussia Cove too, a beautiful little inlet famous for it’s smuggling history.

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