Perranporth Beach

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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.


Perranporth Beach

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.

Self catering accommodation is available in Perranporth holiday cottages. Nearby, further options are provided in St Agnes (4 miles by road), Newquay (8 miles) and Truro (9 miles) holiday cottages.

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, cafs, restaurants, pubs and more. Perranporth is a dog-friendly beach, though dogs should be kept on leads. Lifeguards patrol the beach in peak seasons.


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3 comments on “Perranporth Beach”

  1. The Seiners Arms is a family run restaurant and bar located on the beautiful Perranporth seafront. We offer a warm, friendly and traditional Cornish bar environment and each day serve a locally sourced, freshly prepared menu with an emphasis on the abundant seafood caught almost on our doorstep. Our guests enjoy jaw-dropping views over Perranporth’s iconic Chapel Rock, her three mile stretch of golden sands and the mighty Atlantic ocean, which at high tide wraps the whole way around the building to provide the feeling of being completely at sea.

  2. Looking for adventure activities in Cornwall? Imagine the feeling as you skim across the water, the wind and sun on your face with the spray firing into the air from the back of your board?! Or gliding across the sand in a kite buggy, or on a kite landboard, powered by nothing but the wind?! Well… you can with kite lessons and vouchers from Mobius Kite School. Our kitesurfing school in Cornwall is recognised by the British Kite Sports Association, and all of our instructors are experienced, fully qualified; and are generally on the water themselves if they’re not teaching.

  3. We are found in the middle of Cornwall’s finest beach on the west coast, with a 3 mile stretch of sand shadowed by dunes and sea as far as the eye can go, with Holywell on our right shoulder and St Agnes on our left. We serve a wide range of food & drink throughout the year including beverages from Cornwall’s St Austell Brewery. Enjoy live music all year round at the UK’s only bar on the beach.

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