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Perranporth - Penhale Sands Beach

Perranporth, Cornwall

Penhale Sands sits behind Perran Sands and together with Perranporth Beach (Village End) they form a three mile stretch of golden sandy beach with good surfing conditions. The beach is backed by a dune system that includes St. Piran's Cross and the ruins.

Beach Type



Toilets are available near the beach
And a lost child centre and first aid post under the supervision of the lifeguards when on duty


Fishing and sea canoeing
Zoning is in place for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

A pleasant walk can be taken through the dune system above the beach to St. Piran's Cross and ruins of St. Piran's Oratory. The beach is located on the Southwest Coastal path.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned manually on a daily basis during the summer. Beach litter and dog waste bins are provided and dogs are allowed onto the beach under control; please use a pooper scooper.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Perranporth Tourist Information 8 Tywarnhayle Square, Perranporth Cornwall, TR6 0ER TEL: 01872 575254


Nearest town: Perranporth
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3588, -5.15036
Postcode: TR6 0AQ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Perranzabuloe, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


Take the B3285 off the A30. Follow signs in the village to beach.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is Newquay. Bus route 501 (summer only) 587

Nearest Railway Stations

Newquay (Approx. 5 miles away)
Quintrell Downs (Approx. 6 miles away)
Truro (Approx. 8 miles away)
Redruth (Approx. 9 miles away)
St Columb Road (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Pay parking available.

Nearby Car Parks

Perranporth Beach, Perranporth (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Cliff Road, Perranporth (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Wheal Leisure, Perranporth (Long stay).
About 1 miles away
Holywell Bay, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Bridge Road, Goonhavern (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Treago Mill (for Polly Joke), Crantock (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Trevellas, Trevellas (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away
The Bowgie Inn, West Pentire (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Quay Road, St Agnes (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Rocky Lane, St Agnes (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away

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Hotels and Guest Houses in Perranporth