Best Things to See & Do in Praa-Sands


  • Kota / Porthleven

    Kota Restaurant - Porthleven

    If you're looking for dining with a difference, Kota's your calling. The restaurant's located overlooking Porthleven's picturesque harbour and run by critically acclaimed chef Jude Kereama, whose Chinese-Maori roots are showcased in his cooking.

    Super fresh local seafood is meticulously crafted into Asian-influenced cuisine. Dishes such as panko-coated hake and prawns with wasabi tartar have gained a mention in the Good Food Guide in 2019, which was followed up by a place on Harden's...

  • National Trust owned Tudor and Stuart Grade 1 mansion complete with Elizabethan stables.
    Surrounded by formal gardens (c.1500), orchards, bluebell woods and extensive estate.

  • St Micheal's Mount Sunset

    Island castle set in the middle of Mount's Bay, just off the coast of Marazion. The Mount is now managed by the National Trust but remains the home of St Aubyn family.

  • The Square / Porthleven

    The Square - Porthleven

    A harbourside address, and a place in the Michelin guide have both given The Square a solid spot on Porthleven's dining scene.

    An ever-changing menu makes sure that only the freshest of dishes are plated up at this place. If Cornish crab's on the menu, we suggest you snap it up. Dessert is covered by the Square Deli which sits on the restaurant's sidelines, its homemade ice creams and sweet treats are the talk of the town. 

    Good to know: Dogs are welcomed here with open arms,...

  • Wheal Prosper Engine House

    Despite its name Wheal Prosper was not a hugely succesful mine, working for only six years between 1860-1866. It was intended to mine tin and copper from the Porthcew Lode

    The engine house is dramatically situated on...

  • Kota Kai / Porthleven

    Kota Kai - Porthleven

    You guessed it, Kota Kai is Kota's sister restaurant, and chef Jude's more-than-capable hands are at the helm here too. Both the restaurant and its menu are more laidback, which means you can taste his signature flavours without stepping too far out the box. 

    Burgers and fish chips are on the line-up, as well as oyster, mussels and steak dishes, too. 

    Good to know: Dining with little ones can be tricky, but Kota Kai has you covered...

  • Rinsey Surfer View

    Perched precariously on the cliffs to the east of Trewavas Head are the two engine houses that form the remains of Wheal Trewavas mine. The mine worked four copper lodes which ran in a south easterly direction under the sea...

  • Paradise Park - Hayle

    Paradise Park carries out conservation work on native UK species, including the Cornish Chough, Otters, Owls, and Red Squirrels.
    It is also home to rare and endangered parrots, and is an excellent and informative day out for any family.

  • Flambards theme park

    The award winning Flambards has something for all the family from the Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz exhibitions to the best fairground rides in Cornwall

  • Prussia Cove

    The path leaves Penzance from the seaward side of the train station, at the bottom of Market Jew Street. A paved footway is sandwiched between the railway line and the sea, although at low tide it is possible to walk along...

  • Country Skittles bowling

    Great venue for a family outing. We've got 4 skittle (bowling) alleys, lots of games, air hockey, shooting gallery, a restaurant serving delicious home-cooked foods, bar and lots more.

  • Autumn afternoon - Penrose Estate

    The Penrose estate is a large area of parkland between Porthleven and Helston. The rolling parkland of the estate stretches down to, and includes a section of coast from Gunwalloe to Porthleven. There are many areas of mature woodland and miles...

  • Feed / Hayle

    Feed - Hayle

    Feed serves fabulous street food and excellent coffee from its small unit in the Old Foundry Chapel in the middle of town. There's usually a queue (this place is loved), but it's always worth the wait.

    Start your day by picking up a breakfast box to eat on the beach, or roll up a bit later for coffee and pastries. For lunch, try a bagel or a taco, and Feed must be one of the only places in West Cornwall to serve an authentic Philly Steak.

    Feed has a sister eaterie, The Secret...

  • Tremenheere arid gardens

    The Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens are probably the newest addition to Cornwall's tradition of great gardens. Only opened in 2012 the gardens have already become an established fixture on the itinerary of green-fingered visitors...

  • Tremenheere Kitchen / Penzance

    Tremenheere Kitchen

    This splendid cafe is just east of Penzance, near Gulval. Tremenheere Kitchen sits in a beautiful new building at the entrance to Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens (a Penzance must-visit), and is open every day from ten until three. 

    The food is made from local ingredients, and beautifully cooked. The lively outside area is a favourite brunch and coffee stop among locals (and their pups). If you'd prefer to sprawl on the lawn,...