Perranporth Beach (Cornwall)

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  • Information

    Perranporth Beach is also known as Perran Sands and along with Penhale Sands form a long stretch of excellent sand backed by a large area of sand dunes that include the historic sites of St Pirans Cross and St Pirans Oratory.

    The beaches are popular with surfers and zoning is in place for water sports. The currents can be strong and it is recommended that you enter the water between lifeguard flags.

    Lifeguards in the summer months, car parking, toilets and plenty of options for places to eat.

    Perranporth Beach has dog restrictions. Dogs are currently allowed on Perranporth beach all year around. During July and August, they are however required to be on a lead between 10am and 5pm.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Perranporth, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Beach Water Quality
    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
  • Tides
  • 7 Day Weather Forecast

    Our weather forecast for Perranporth in Cornwall is split into two widgets. The first shows a timeline containing temperature, wind, sunrise/sunset and chance of rain, whilst the second shows the forecast for the week ahead including severe weather alerts when available.



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