Perranporth Beach (aka Perran Sands)

Perranporth Beach is also known as Perran Sands and along with Penhale Sands forms 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 been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

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 2 beaches at Perranporth, 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Perranporth 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range -1.6℃ to 2.5℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Dec 10fog
Expect a temp in the range -1.2℃ to 2.5℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (S)
Sunday, Dec 11rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Dec 12fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.1℃ to -0.6℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (ESE)
Tuesday, Dec 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.2℃ to 2.7℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (E)
Wednesday, Dec 14clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.4℃ to 2℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Dec 15clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.4℃ to 1℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (NNE)

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

Perranporth Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Perranporth Beach is at Perranporth 0.33 km (0.21 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Fri 09 Dec
   High Tide at 05:28 (Height 6.60m)
   Low Tide at 11:46 (Height 1.55m)
   High Tide at 17:48 (Height 6.47m)
   Low Tide at 23:58 (Height 1.56m)
Sat 10 Dec
   High Tide at 06:02 (Height 6.56m)
   Low Tide at 12:21 (Height 1.64m)
   High Tide at 18:22 (Height 6.36m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:33 (Height 1.69m)
   High Tide at 06:37 (Height 6.45m)
   Low Tide at 12:57 (Height 1.77m)
   High Tide at 18:57 (Height 6.20m)
Mon 12 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:07 (Height 1.85m)
   High Tide at 07:12 (Height 6.30m)
   Low Tide at 13:33 (Height 1.94m)
   High Tide at 19:33 (Height 5.99m)
Tue 13 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:42 (Height 2.04m)
   High Tide at 07:48 (Height 6.11m)
   Low Tide at 14:11 (Height 2.13m)
   High Tide at 20:12 (Height 5.77m)
Wed 14 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:22 (Height 2.25m)
   High Tide at 08:29 (Height 5.90m)
   Low Tide at 14:55 (Height 2.33m)
   High Tide at 20:56 (Height 5.54m)
Thu 15 Dec
   Low Tide at 03:08 (Height 2.46m)
   High Tide at 09:16 (Height 5.69m)
   Low Tide at 15:47 (Height 2.50m)
   High Tide at 21:48 (Height 5.34m)

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