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Perranporth Sands

With a three-mile golden sandy beach, waterfront restaurants and exceptional scenery, it’s no wonder why Perranporth is so popular.

Surrounded by countryside which inspired Winston Graham’s Poldark novels, Perranporth is renowned for its prime location, combining rural and coastal life perfectly. Surfers are attracted to Perranporth’s consistent waves, so if you’re visiting feel free to rent a board and wetsuit from the local surf school and dive in!

Keen walkers will enjoy Perranporth’s location on the South West Coast Path. To explore more of Cornwall’s stunning coastline, there are longer routes to Portreath, passing old mines and beautiful views, and shorter walks such as the one to Ligger Point, perfect for a family outing.

Perranporth Sands is popular with surfers

Fine dining restaurants, traditional pubs and bars line the waterfront, offering boundless sea views. One of Perranporth’s most unique attractions is The Watering Hole , a bar and music venue set on the beach, the only one of its kind in the UK. Previous acts have included Wheatus, Shy FX and Reef. But it’s not just this beachfront bar that’s worth checking out. Whether you’re looking for a fine dining experience or a hearty Cornish pub meal, Perranporth has numerous eateries to accommodate you.

It’s no secret that Cornwall offers some of the UK’s finest seafood, and The Pavilion Boatshed has set out to prove it. Overlooking the sea, this restaurant is an excellent place to stop for lunch. Tuck into the local oysters with aioli and caviar or the traditional pot of mussels. For a more informal lunch or dinner, The Seiners Arms overlooks the beach and serves traditional pub food with a Cornish twist. Check out the shell on king prawns or the Cornish Ploughmans, filled with local cheeses. If a sea view isn’t enough for you, there are numerous fish and chip shops in the village, so grab a delicious meal and park yourself on the sand.

Cornwall is also renowned for its outstanding local ales, and Perranporth is no exception. Popular local pubs include the Bolingey Inn, The Green Parrot and the Tywarnhayle Inn.

“With a three-mile golden sandy beach, waterfront restaurants and exceptional scenery, it’s no wonder why Perranporth is so popular.”

The coastal resort of Newquay is just 15 minutes away, offering the annual surf, skate and music festival, Boardmasters. For a more eclectic festival experience, Lowender Peran is Cornwall’s resident Celtic Festival and promises a good party.

If you’re exploring the area, Newquay, St Agnes, Falmouth and St Ives are nearby.

While you’re there

Perran sands

A popular beach for surfing and a good place to practice your skills.

The Bowgie Inn

Great family friendly restaurant with live music events and outdoor play space.

Holywell Bay Fun Park

A great day out for the entire family. Play crazy golf or take on go karting.

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