Cove has by far the most famous history of smuggling in Penwith. This is primarily due to
John Carter, a notorious eighteenth century
smuggler who worked from here, and was known as
the King of Prussia. Carters' exploits include
firing cannon at Revenue shipping, breaking in to
Revenue premises but taking only his goods which
had earlier been expropriated.
area has beautiful sea views. Prussia Cove itself
can only be reached on foot, the nearest parking
being approximately half a mile distant. Be
warned, there is only very limited parking, the
car park filling very quickly particularly in
summer when full capacity can be reached by
scale fishing is carried out from the cove.
Picturesque fishing huts can be seen