Your classic seaside town, with double the sweep of golden sand and an extra scattering of unique shops and eateries. Perranporth is unique in landscape and atmosphere, inviting families, walkers, and adventurers of all ages to explore its terrain. Its wild cliffs and countryside inspired Winston Graham to write the Poldark novels, and it is easy to see why.
Hike atop vast hills, seek out secret caves or paddle on the shoreline, feeling the soft embrace of the sand. At low tide, wild swim in Perranporth’s natural open air pool, its waters reaching Mediterranean temperatures in the summer months. At sunset, sip a glass of Chardonnay at The Watering Hole, the UK’s only restaurant and bar on a beach, which hosts live music, comedy and beach activities all year round.
From colourful streets dotted with alternative boutiques to a golf club on the green cliff tops, it is easy to while away hour after happy hour in this bubbly coastal town. Yet its central position on the North Cornwall coast makes Perranporth the perfect base for heading further afield, too. A short drive will take you to the surfer’s paradise of Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay. Or, head south for the heritage coastline and unspoiled bays of St Agnes.
Head to one of the many takeaways in the town and tuck into fish and chips the classic way, adorned with salt, vinegar and mushy peas and topped off with a sunset view. For those seeking a relaxed fine dining experience The Pavilion Boatshed offers a selection of oysters, scallops, crab meat and fresh picks of the day, all caught from the North Cornwall coast.
Dogs are welcome on Perranporth’s three mile beach which is perfect for a morning run or afternoon walk. The cliff paths to St Agnes and Holywell Bay offer miles of spectacular dog friendly walking.
Perranporth is a disabled friendly village with level pavements to the main shopping strip, park and beach.