Penhale Sands Beach, Cornwall



Penhale Sands and Perranporth Beach form a three mile 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.

Facilities include parking, toilets and lifeguards in the summer months.

Penhale Sands Beach has dog restrictions. Penhale Sands berach has dog restrictions May - Sept.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 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.


Our weather forecast for Perranporth in Cornwall

Today (Saturday, May 08)
Expect a temperature in the range 11.1℃ to 12.8℃ with a wind speed 10.3 m/sec (SE)
Sunday, May 09
Expect a temperature in the range 10.7℃ to 11.1℃ with a wind speed 7.8 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, May 10
Expect a temperature in the range 9.7℃ to 10.4℃ with a wind speed 7 m/sec (S)
Tuesday, May 11
Expect a temperature in the range 8.8℃ to 9.3℃ with a wind speed 5.8 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, May 12
Expect a temperature in the range 9.7℃ to 10.5℃ with a wind speed 11.6 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, May 13
Expect a temperature in the range 9.6℃ to 10.3℃ with a wind speed 2.8 m/sec (W)
Friday, May 14
Expect a temperature in the range 10.4℃ to 10.7℃ with a wind speed 7.4 m/sec (NNW)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Our tide forecast for Penhale Sands Beach in Cornwall.

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