Coastal Walk; Perranuthnoe to Prussia Cove
Whilst staying near Perranuthnoe recently, I had to explore the beach. This sandy beach not too far from Penzance, is one I had yet to visit so I was desperate to cross it off the list. We headed down the windy road towards the beach, parking up in the field car park which, at the time of writing, was two pounds for the day. A short walk out of the car park and you’ll quickly find the sign for the coast path.
To follow the coast path, you don’t head down to the beach, it’s a few hundred yards inland and starts by taking you along the road. The road leads to some homes and is fairly quiet but nice and wide should someone need to squeeze past. The road eventually forks off to the right and takes you onto a pedestrian pathway.
There’s a tiny track which takes you down onto the beach below should you wish to explore, or keep to the path and as you gain height, St Michaels Mount appears in the distance. This part of the path is a well kept grassed field so again, a nice easy walk.
Eventually the walk with lead you to Cudden Point. The headland is rugged and dramatic and a great place to stop off half way and take in the views.
Shortly after you leave Cudden Point, you’ll start to see the cluster of coves at Prussia come into sight. First we have Piskies and followed closely by Bessy’s. These are gorgeous places to stop and swim when the water is calm. The rugged rocks and uneven coastline, shingle beach and clear water gives a very Italian feel, with swimmers laying along the rocks with their colourful and striped towels, diving off the points.
We explored Prussia Cove and enjoyed the fantastic views, people watching as everyone enjoyed the sunshine. We opted to retrace our steps on this walk and headed back along the coast path. The walk itself is 2 miles in one direction and can be done at a good speed due to the fairly level land.
There are no refreshments at Prussia Cove so we waited until our return to Perranuthnoe before stopping at The Cabin Cafe for a nice cold drink and enjoyed the view as the tide was coming in and crashing the rocks below.