Perranporth is a popular family destination offering a fantastic 3 mile long surfing beach that is Lifeguarded from May until September. Dogs are currently welcome on the beach but must be on a lead in July and August, making this the perfect destination for families with canine companions.
Surfing and kite surfing are keen pastimes here, and with a multitude of surf hire shops, you'll be sure to find all the kit you need to try out whichever appeals to your adventurous side. Sand dunes create the backdrop for this beach, and buried beneath them are the ruins of St Piran's Oratory, so don't dig too deep!
Perranporth is located about 6 miles south-west of Newquay with a population of about 3000. It has many shops to wander about in and gather your holiday souvenirs, as well as good places to eat out or get takeaways. Many of the pubs put on live entertainment over the summer weeks. One to look out for is the Watering Hole which is situated right on the beach.
The village is also known for holding the Lowender Peran Folk Festival each October, which recognises Cornwall's heritage and Celtic links as a vibrant, living tradition that people of all ages and backgrounds can participate in and enjoy. For more information about this festival, visit Lowender Folk Festival Website.