An "idyllic" Cornwall beach which is "almost tropical in the sunshine" has been named among the best UK seaside picnic spots according to a new list.

Prussia Cove near Penzance was included alongside six other locations in a feature from The Times.

Discussing the creation of the list, they wrote: "Throw down your tartan rug and unclasp the wicker hamper — it’s the season for the Great British Picnic.

"Whether you do yours wild and remote or posh and Pimm’s-fuelled, we’ve found the perfect coastal spots for a long lazy lunch. But you won’t want to budge far afterwards — so we’ve picked seven beachy locations that warrant a whole weekend too."

The full list of the best UK seaside picnic spots can be seen on The Times website here.

What was said about Prussia Cove?

Prussia Cove was praised for having "atmosphere in spades" and for being a relatively quiet spot.

The publication wrote: "Once the little car park is full, it’s full, which means no further fellow beachgoers for you to contend with at this idyllic Cornish picnic spot — though those who arrive on foot via the South West Coast Path will have definitely earned their place on the sands.

"As well as being wee, Prussia Cove has atmosphere in spades, looking dramatic on a dark day, but almost tropical in the sunshine.

"Pick up provisions in the nearest village, Rosudgeon, or treat yourself to fish and chips from KC’s. Stay at the 18th-century former coaching inn the Coach & Horses."

Prussia Cove overall has a great reputation, with Visit Cornwall saying it has an "aura of mystery and romance" about it, due to it previously being the home of the smuggling Carter family.

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They add: "Prussia Cove blends the secluded beauty of a rugged Cornish cove with the rich depth of Cornish smuggling history.

"You may visit just to admire the spectacular view out to sea, and to clamber over the rocks in search of a quiet spot to read.

"Or perhaps you’ll come to stand high above the cove and imagine what life might have been like as a smuggler in 17th century Cornwall."