Life in Perranporth centres around the sea, or more to the point, the beach- and with three sandy miles between Droskyn Point and Penhale Sands it's easy to see why. Dogs are welcome on the beach all year round (please keep them on leads during July and August) and beach holidays in Perranporth are always popular with families and those who love an activity-packed break by the sea.
The beach is wide enough so that you'll never have your towel touching your neighbour's (always a bit awkward!) and the waves make this one of Cornwall's best beaches for surfing. Lifeguards keep an eye on those enjoying the water throughout the summer, so if you just prefer to swim or watch the children enjoying a paddle it's a safe beach for all age groups. Things can get a little crowded at the north end of Perranporth Beach on busy days, but if you walk on along the sand you'll usually find a quieter area so don't be deterred.
Rockpools dot the sand at low tide and the tidal pool that appears at Chapel Rock is a safe spot for children to cool off and splash around. Perranporth is everything you'd expect a Cornish beach to be, relaxed, sandy and well-served by handy amenities.