Perranporth Beach

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    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 backing on to the sand. Progressing towards Penhale Point an extensive network of sand dunes rise behind the beach. This is a Special Area of Conservation and also home to a buried church along with an ancient Celtic cross.

    Most of Perranporth's facilities and features are located towards the town end of the beach. There are rockpools, caves, a stream and Chapel Rock, with a small tidal bathing pool on its seaward side. A little further along is the 'Watering Hole', a pub not just overlooking the beach, but actually right on the beach.

    Despite its size Perranporth beach can become very busy with beach-goers concentrated near the town, particularly as the tide comes in. However, there will always be room further along the beach in front of the dunes.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service

    RNLI lifeguard cover: Easter bank holiday, weekends during April, daily from 5 May–30 September and weekends during October

    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed all year. Must be kept on lead in July and August - 9am and 5pm.

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    Disabled access

    Easy, level access to the beach along with disabled toilets close by. Perranporth Beach has a sand chair for hire, call either 07591 935222 or 01637 831383


    TR6 OJL

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    SW 7584 5470

    Perranporth Beach Reviews (5)


    Louie Billy

    Aug 24th 2023

    Lovely beach, don’t understand the boorish review of too many dogs - get a grip or go home. People with dogs are the best.

    Dog friendly and clean

    Mar 17th 2022

    Good choice of eating and drinking venues. Lovely and flat village suitable for disabled, toilets open all day near beach .


    Aug 17th 2023

    Beach is beautiful unfortunately it’s spoilt by dog mess. As we were working on the beach we spotted dog mess on the sand, I’d came out the sea with my 7 year old and there was dog poo rolling down the beach towards the water. This issue needs addressing as it’s going to spoil the gorgeous beach.

    Beautiful but


    Feb 09th 2024

    So many dogs and dog mess and the rubbish.  We’ve been going for 40 years and was shocked about the amount of rubbish left on the beach and in the stream.  Dogs everywhere and owners don’t adhere ro the rules, mess in rock pools, on beach,  alleyway,  walkways.  Was so disappointed this time. ????

    Lovely apart from the dogs


    Aug 02nd 2023

    Perranporth beach and Perranporth itself are lovely but I couldn’t believe how many dogs there were!!!  Luckily they now have to stay on leads but still I think I will stick to beaches were dogs are banned .

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