Praa Sands Beach lies within the Cornwall AONB. It's a sandy, busy beach in peak season, with good-sized stretches of sand even at high tide. The shallows are good for paddling and family fun, while further out there are big waves for surfers. At the north-west side of the beach is the Folly Site of Special Scientific Interest, notable for its geology, especially granite porphyry. The beach is Marine Conservation Society Recommended and dolphins, basking sharks and seals can be seen off the shore in spring and summer. Surfing and kayaking equipment is available for hire, but kite surfing and inflatables are not permitted.