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Praa Sands

A mile long beautiful stretch of fine sands situated in the south west of the area, Praa Sands is one of the finest beaches to be found anywhere and is very popular with families, surfers and bathers. It is protected by ancient granite cliffs and sand dunes and from westerly winds by Hoe Point. There are spectacular views out towards Rinsey Head and the Lizard, easy parking, restaurants, surf shop and other facilities.

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