Monday, 17 January 2011


There has been a holiday park at Praa Sands ever since I can remember. In fact, one of my overriding memories of this place from weekend visits to the beach with my parents is of a sea of caravans. It is no surprise that it is such a popular spot, being blessed with a sweeping arc of golden sand.

There is not a lot more to be said about Praa Sands itself. However, nearby there is a strange little castle called Pengersick Castle which has earned a reputation as one of the most haunted in the country. In fact, it appeared in the Most Haunted TV series a few years back. There have been sightings of the ghosts of sailors and monks in the woods around the castle, who may have fallen prey to the violent urges of Henry Pengersick whose victims are thought to have included a monk. This was in the 12th century, but the history of this spot is believed to date right back to the bronze age. For those with a strong constitution, the castle sometimes arranges ghosthunting events.

Map of the area.

Summer Holiday; Praa Sands; Family; Cornwall; Sea; Beach; 163photo © 2007 Lawrie Cate | more info (via: Wylio)

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