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Prussia Cove, Cornwall


  • Located in Prussia Cove, Cornwall, South West England, England
  • Visit Jamaica Inn and Daphne du Maurier's Smugglers museum up on Bodmin Moor and you're immersed in the story of Cornish smuggling. Visit the coast at Prussia Cove and you're walking through the smuggling landscape. We've been photographing Cornwall for years and few other places in the county better evoke Cornwall's smuggling past
  • Prussia Cove is a stretch of coastline in the south west section of Cornwall. It lies in a private estate called Porth-en-Alls. Within this stretch of coastline are numerous small rock and sand coves such as Piskies Cove, Bessy's Cove and Coule's Cove
  • According to Robert Hunt, Prussia Cove is named after a smuggler called John Carter. Carter was said to have a 'remarkable personal resemblance to Frederick the Great' and so was called the 'King of Prussia'. See our listing for Prussia Cove Smuggling for more information. (Source: Robert Hunt's 'Popular Romances of the West of England, or the Drolls, Traditions, and Superstitions of Old Cornwall')
  • 'Visitors to Prussia Cove are asked to bear in mind that the Estate, comprising residences, farm, cliffs, woodland, beaches and this car park is privately owned. A PUBLIC FOOTPATH ONLY exists down the Drive, connecting to the Coastal Path. Please help to keep the place tidy by not leaving litter lying about. Dog owners must take all mess away. NO OVERNIGHT PARKING. Thank you.' (Source: information board on site)
  • By James Penman

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Prussia Cove Smuggling, Cornwall

Located in Prussia Cove, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Prussia Cove is named after the notorious Cornish smuggler John Carter. 'A native of Breage called "Carter," but better known, from a most remarkable personal resemblance to Frederick the Great, as the "King of Prussia,"...

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Bessy's Cove, Cornwall

Located in Prussia Cove, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Bessy's Cove is a rock and sand beach in the stretch of coastline known as Prussia Cove. Whilst you can walk in on the South West Coast Path, when we researched and photographed the area, we wandered down to Bessy's Cove...

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Coule's Cove, Cornwall

Located in Prussia Cove, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Prussia Cove is within a private estate called Porth-en-Alls. Visitors can rent houses, cottages and flats within the estate. The Coastguard Cottages are near a rock and coarse sand beach called Coule's Cove. At low tide...

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Windmill, Higher Pentreath Farm
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Approximately 1.1 miles away.

Rates: 312 - 717 Per Week

Just 10 minutes' walk from the beautiful sandy beach and boasting stunning views across Praa Sands to the Lizard peninsula beyond the handsome farmhouse at Pentreath Farm was once a staging post for the London stagec...

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Coachmans, Higher Pentreath Farm
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Approximately 1.1 miles away.

Rates: 258 - 547 Per Week

Just 10 minutes' walk from the beautiful sandy beach and boasting stunning views across Praa Sands to the Lizard peninsula beyond the handsome farmhouse at Pentreath Farm was once a staging post for the London stagec...

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Golden Sands
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Approximately 1.7 miles away.

Total Bedrooms: 3; Maximum Occupants: 6; Rates: 699 - 1,729 Per Week

A fantastic holiday home with a large terrace overlooking the gorgeous Praa Sands and out to sea. It is the perfect destination for anyone who loves the sea and beachlife....

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