When we were in Cornwall, we passed by the stunning Perranporth beach and village.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to stop and enjoy the beach, because we were heading towards Land’s End. Yet, we took some pictures of this vast and beautiful beach.
Perranporth is a seaside town on the north coast of Cornwall in South West England.
It has around three miles of wide golden sands, clear waters and striking cliffs.
It’s the beach everyone raves about and declares as an excellent place for surfing, snorkelling, sailing and generally enjoying a good beach.
Around the beach, there are caves, rocky pools, a river and Chapel Rock, with a small bathing pool on its seaward side.
The beach is usually safe for bathing, although there are dangerous rip currents around Chapel Rock.
At low tide, Perranporth and the nearby Penhale Sands join together being the most extensive stretches of sand on the North Coast.
At the village, which is nearby, there is a variety of restaurants serving traditional food along with many cafes, bars and pubs serving snacks and drinks throughout the holiday seasons.
What to do in Perranporth?
– A popular thing to do, if the tide is low, is to walk 2 miles across the sand up to Ligger’s Point. In addition to the walk through the dunes that shelter birds, butterflies and small lizards.
– Visit the free local Perranzabuloe Museum that features a replica of a traditional Cornish kitchen, costume displays and an exhibition of early surfboards. More info here.
– Do a picnic in the seafront Promenade Gardens.
– Play golf with panoramic views at the Perranporth Golf Club. More info and bookings here.
– Perranporth is also ideal for hikers, being on the South West Coast Path with stunning scenic trails north to Holywell Bay or south to St Agnes. More info here.
– There are lifeguard patrols from May to September.
– Dogs are allowed, but on leads between July and August, 9am – 5pm.
– The northern end of the sand is a naturist beach.
How to get there?
The easiest way is driving to the village. The postcode is TR6 OJL.
By Train and Bus
The nearest train station is Newquay or Truro.
From both places you will need to catch a bus:
Newquay: takes between 35 to 45 minutes
Truro: takes around 40-50 minutes.
Also, regular buses come and go from the neighbouring towns and villages.
To plan your journey check this website here: https://www.firstgroup.com/cornwall/
If you still don’t know Cornwall, be sure to put it on your must-see list, as it is a gorgeous region here in England.
And if you have time, have a look at this post here, which is about the beautiful Porthcurno beach.
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Have an excellent day!
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