Perranporth Beach is a north-facing, sandy beach around 8 miles from Newquay, Cornwall. The Beach combines with Perran Sands to form a 2-mile long stretch of golden sands. The beach, which is backed by sand dunes and cliffs, is a popular one with both families and surfers.
At low tide, the sands stretch north from Perranporth to Ligger Point headland, passing Penhale Sands at the northern end of the beach. The northern end of the beach is normally quieter than the south, nearer the town, which can become crowded in summer. The tide reclaims the level beach quickly so care should be taken in avoiding being cut-off.
Perranporth Golf Course overlooks the beach. The course is one of the finest links courses in Cornwall, and welcomes visitors.
There is plenty of parking by the beach and in the town. There is disabled access to the beach. Refreshments, a shop, pub and toilets (including disabled toilets) are conveniently situated by the beach. Perranporth town offers further shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs and more. Perranporth is a dog-friendly beach, though dogs should be kept on leads. Lifeguards patrol the beach in peak seasons.