Suitable for: Beach bums and kids armed with buckets and spades
Location: Praa Sands village, between Porthleven and Marazion, around 15 minutes away by car from Penzance
Just eight miles along the coast, past Marazion, on the way to Porthleven lies Praa Sands. Why make the journey? This is why: it’s over a mile long, it’s backed by sand dunes, the water is crystal clear, the sand is fine and golden, there’s usually plenty of room, there’s some great walks from here, there’s a historical war memorial to visit, the surf can be ace and the local pubs are worth hitting up. We’ll see you there.