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Perranporth Beach, Perranporth

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Spend a fun day in the sun on 4.83 km (3 mi) Perranporth Beach. Located on the north coast of Cornwall, this beach is known as a premier swimming and surfing destination. Learn to ride the waves by taking lessons from the local surf school, or take the kids to search the many rock pools for lingering sea creatures. The beach is only a few minutes' walk from the main street of Perranporth, which offers restaurants, shops, and accommodations. Stop by the beachside bar, The Watering Hole, and try a pint of famous Cornish ale. A visit to Perranporth Beach represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Perranporth trip itinerary site to plot your vacation.
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  • With hardly anyone on it! Perfect. Due to the weather the beach was almost empty and it was great to walk for miles with the wind in our hair ☀️  more »
  • Took my 12 year old body boarding, despite it being a cold wet day he had a ball. The beach is massive and it can be quite a walk to the water when the tide is out but it's worth it. Big waves and wel...  more »
  • Gorgeous beach, great for building sandcastles and the sea is perfect for surfing and bodyboarding. It is quite breezy, so a windbreak is advisable. There's a carpark right in the front and another up...  more »
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  • Lovely little place for a day out. Beach is beautiful, lots of room for everyone and has a great bar and restaurant called the watering hole on it. Awesome for food and drinks
  • This is a great place to surf, it's dog friendly, it has a place called The Watering hole on the beach, you can eat and drink here in the shade, dog friendly to... also has outside tables. Can get very busy in summer, but well worth a visit to a famous beautiful beach.
  • Gear to beach lots of romance for kids families and dogs
  • Brilliant location....good amenities....some caravans are a bit close giving little privacy but generally a very good place
  • One of the best family beaches in cornwall. Stunning views from cliff top.

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Where to stay in Perranporth

The accommodations in Perranporth usually take the form of little, family-owned and operated guesthouses. Some are set in older buildings, with just a handful of rooms and quaint dining rooms reserved for guests. Others are in slightly newer, bigger buildings with more space. A youth hostel down on the coast offers dorm-style and private bedrooms.
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