Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Beaches near Perranporth

Map featuring Perranporth beaches. Click on pins to view beach details

The beach guide has 9 beaches listed in and around the town of Perranporth.

  1. Perranporth Beach

    Perranporth Beach
    dog friendly lifeguarded toilets beach cafe good surf

    At low tide Perranporth beach and neighbouring Penhale sands join together to form one of the largest stretches of unbroken sand on the North Coast. At one end is Perranporth, the archetypal beach town with the high street…

  2. Penhale Sands Beach

    Penhale Sands Beach
    dog friendly lifeguarded nudist beach

    Set on the north Cornwall coast Penhale Sands is part of a Special Area of Conservation. At low tide Perran Sands beach joins up with Perranporth Beach to create a beautiful three mile stretch of stunning golden sands. The…

  3. Holywell Bay

    Holywell Bay
    dog friendly lifeguarded car park

    First impressions of Holywell Bay can be deceptive as the main beach is obscured by sand dunes as you approach. It is only upon scaling or walking around these dunes that the expanse of golden sand stretching almost a mile…

  4. Trevellas-Porth Beach

    Trevellas-Porth Beach
    dog friendly car park

    Mainly pebble beach situated in Trevellas Coombe, the next valley north of St Agnes. At low tide it is possible to Trevaunance Cove. The areas mining heritage is clear to see here with a scattering derelict mine workings…

  5. Trevaunance Cove

    Trevaunance Cove
    dog friendly lifeguarded toilets beach cafe car park good surf

    Trevaunance Cove is the main beach in St Agnes. The beach is dominated by the high cliffs to the north and there are plenty of reminders of the areas mining heritage to be seen. With its sand and shingle mix, it is especially…

  6. Porth Joke Beach

    Porth Joke Beach
    dog friendly car park

    Situated in a deep cove between headlands, with Crantock beach to the north and Hollywell Bay to the south Porth Joke is often overlooked. Known locally as Polly Joke this unspoilt sandy beach can be an oasis of calm throughout…

  7. Crantock Beach

    Crantock Beach
    dog friendly lifeguarded car park good surf

    Crantock beach forms part of the expanse of sand between Pentire and West Pentire headlands. At the southern end of the beach are high cliffs providing some shelter from the wind. To the north is the mouth of the River Gannel,…

  8. Fistral Beach

    Fistral Beach
    dog friendly lifeguarded toilets beach cafe car park good surf

    Newquay, if not Cornwall's, most popular beach and at the very heart of the British surfing scene. The beach is a wide expanse of golden sand with the headlands of Pentire and Towan to the south and north respectively. On…

  9. Towan Beach

    Towan Beach
    dog friendly lifeguarded toilets beach cafe car park good surf

    Whilst the name of this beach is Towan, many people mistakenly call it 'Town beach' as it is so close to Newquay's town centre. Set a the bottom of the aptly named Beach Road, Towan beach is a stretch of the same fine golden…