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Praa Sands | Penzance, Cornwall, Praa Sands TR20 9TQ, England
+44 1736 763516
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (22 reviews)
“nachos” (7 reviews)
“wedges” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Praa Sands | Penzance, Cornwall, Praa Sands TR20 9TQ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We've lived in Cornwall for 10 years and during that time have visited often as the food was very good and the views to die for. The last time we ate there (beginning of the year 2017) we were very disappointed. As we were visiting...More

Thank Happybunny33
sandbarstaff, Owner at Sandbar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi "Happy Bunny". I'm sorry that you were disappointed with your visit to Sandbar, although I can't understand why you waited 9 months to post it! Yes, we did have staffing problems earlier this year, but we hope that we now have a team in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in here for lunch on challenging walk on the Coastal Path.The place was quite full and there's certainly a mixture of zones.Unfortunately even though I was not overly hungry and chose Nachos from the "light" section the serve was far too big.My wife's...More

Thank Brian B
sandbarstaff, Owner at Sandbar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the rather unusual review, Brian - it's the first time we've had a complaint that we're too generous!!! (By the way, the nachos are a dish usually shared by 2 or 3 customers). Cheers, Steve.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're "regulars" inasmuch as we visit Sandbar on every stay in Praa Sands. The staff are consistently friendly towards myself and my husband, and whilst the bar gets very heavy "hits" on the traditional holiday cottage arrival days of Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the staff...More

Thank Deborah D
sandbarstaff, Owner at Sandbar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Deborah - many thanks for your great review! I have printed it, and put it on our Team's notice board, and most of them recognize you from the review - and say that you are one of our favourite customers!! Sometimes reading Trip Advisor...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had a drink on the day we arrived in praa sands before we went to our cottage. decor poor and old looking . did not go back even though we were close by. looks like a council estate place.More

Thank Fred F
sandbarstaff, Owner at Sandbar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Fred F, Thanks for taking the time to write a review - It's a shame that you didn't spend a bit more time at Sandbar! Our latest (totally unsolicited ) reviews on Facebook read:- "Amazing views with even more amazing food - Loved it!"...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great pub-restaurant on the seafront which offers great views of the surfing beach and headlands. A good range of drinks appealing to all tastes and food ranging from takeaways through pub staples to good quality restaurant meals. The staff are friendly and welcoming and...More

Thank ivorb68
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great views across the bay while scoffing crab salad. Nice pint of skinners summer pale ale too! Bliss!

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We decided to come to the Sand Bar because it was walking distance to our accommodation and it wasn't really beach weather. We had the Sand Bar Classic Burger x 2 they were really good burgers not your McDonalds variety at all very tasty my...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

In a word - disappointing. This is the closest thing that Praa Sands has to a local pub, but you are unlikely to want to frequent it. I popped in with my wife for a couple of drinks, having rented a cottage nearby. You allow...More

1  Thank Rob R
sandbarstaff, Owner at Sandbar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Hi Rob, thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback, even though I'd rather it was more positive! I am very sorry that you were disappointed with your visit to Sandbar. As you experienced, the amount of sand that comes in with people...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Visited the Sandbar on a few occasions as in laws only live up the road, always had a very nice meal there, burgers very good, nice pizza, great breakfast. Massive fan of the jelly baby cocktail! Lovely to sit outside on the terrace when the...More

Thank Jt2306
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Touring Cornwall we happened on Praa Sands & the Sandbar pretty much by accident - just decided to drive down a small road toward where the sea was. As we were driving a campervan we were happy to find that the car parks allowed overnight...More

Thank Mark M
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3 May 2017|
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Response from sandbarstaff | Property representative |
Hi CLJ - Yes, at Sandbar dogs (on a lead please) are always welcome. We have bowls of water inside and out, free doggie nibbles on th bar, and keep some doggie bags in case you've run out! You can walk your dog on the beach... More
14 September 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praa Sands | Penzance, Cornwall, Praa Sands TR20 9TQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Praa Sands
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 763516
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A relaxed beach bar/restaurant set right on Praa Sands beach with fabulous views from our bar, restaurant and large patio. Serving a variety of mainly English food with a Mediterranean twist, and a good range of beers, wines, teas and coffees. We are child and dog (on a lead please!) Friendly, serve food all day, and have a very popular Sunday Lunchtime Carvery with live music. We also cater for Wedding receptions and other private parties in our beachside lounge area.
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