Cornwall Beach Guide

Perranporth Beach

Location:
North Cornwall.
Description:
Perranporth is a popular seaside town with a huge sandy beach which is a popular surfing beach. The beach stretches 2 miles to the north. There is easy access to the beach and all the expected facilities.
Safety:
Signs warn of strong undercurrents, also risk of rock falls. Lifeguards on duty in summer. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
There is 1 car park right by the beach. From the beach car park there is a short slope to the beach suitable for wheel chairs. To access the beach over the river, take the path along the promenade and there is a foot bridge over the river to the beach, this is also suitable for wheelchairs.
Dogs:
Dogs allowed all year on Perranporth beach but dogs must be on short leads from the promenade to Flat Rocks Steps in July and August, 10am to 5pm.
Directions:
Perranporth is 10 miles from Truro and 8 miles from Newquay. Proceed on the A30 from the east or west. At the Boxheater junction turn north onto the B3285 which is the road to Goonhavern (signposted to Perranporth and Goonhavern). At Goonhavern turn left onto the A3075 (again signposted to Perranporth). Then at the double roundabout turn right onto the B3285 (signposted to Perranporth). Follow this road to Perranporth. There are other routes from the A30 to Perranporth.
Post Code:
TR6 0JN.
Parking:
There are a number of car parks at Perranporth, one of which is close to the beach. There is also a large car park on Station Road, a car park in the town at Wheal Leisure and there is also a car park at the top of Cliff Road.
Toilets:
Toilets by the beach.
Facilities:
Shops, restaurants, pubs in Perranporth.
Activities:
Surfing.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Porthtowan (9 miles, sandy beach, surfing, disabled access)
Chapel Porth (6 miles, sandy beach, surfing)
Trevaunance Cove (4 miles, sandy beach, surfing, dog friendly)
Holywell Bay (5 miles, sandy beach, surfing, dog friendly)
perranporth large map