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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.

Weather and Tides


26 May 2017


Maximum Temperature22°C (72°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionEast South Easterly
Wind Speed19mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk7
Sunrise05:20 BST
Sunset21:15 BST


27 May 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature10°C (50°F)
Wind DirectionWesterly
Wind Speed14mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise05:19 BST
Sunset21:17 BST


28 May 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionNorth Easterly
Wind Speed8mph
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:18 BST
Sunset21:18 BST


High tide: 06:05 BST
(05:05 26 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:26 BST
(11:26 26 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:26 BST
(17:26 26 May 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 00:50 BST
(23:50 26 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 06:52 BST
(05:52 27 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 13:12 BST
(12:12 27 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 19:14 BST
(18:14 27 May 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 01:40 BST
(00:40 28 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 07:42 BST
(06:42 28 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 14:01 BST
(13:01 28 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 20:02 BST
(19:02 28 May 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Perranporth) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (