Prussia Cove


Prussia Cove, located on the south coast of Cornwall between Penzance and Helston, is a captivating and secluded spot known for its natural beauty and historical intrigue. This hidden gem, part of the Mount’s Bay coastline, offers a unique blend of scenic landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and a rich history, making it a fascinating destination for visitors seeking a peaceful retreat. The cove is actually a series of small, rocky inlets and coves, each offering its own distinct charm. The most well-known are Bessy’s Cove, King’s Cove, and Piskies Cove.

Prussia Cove has a great history, especially because of its connection to the infamous “King of Prussia,” John Carter, who was a smuggler in the late 1700s and used the coves and caves here as a base for his smuggling operations. You may still explore the system of secret passageways and tunnels they used, which gives the experience a dash of adventure and historical interest. This history of smuggling is a major appeal for both enthusiasts and inquisitive travelers.

Prussia Cove’s fairly difficult access contributes to its isolated and pristine state. Visitors should pack their own supplies, such as food, water, and beach necessities, as the beach does not have amenities. The cove’s tranquil atmosphere is preserved by the absence of commercial development.

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About Penzance

The main tourist hub of the West of Cornwall near Land’s End, Penzance is well located to enjoy some of the best places to  visit in West Cornwall such as St Michaels Mount, The Minack Theatre and Porthcurno Beach as seen in Poldark. Penzance sits on the water and offers a vast array of shops, restaurants and bars. Water sports and boat trips are also a huge feature of the area.

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