Our guide to self-catering holidays in Perranporth
Think of a perfect Cornish seaside break and you’ll probably imagine the village of Perranporth...this friendly North Cornwall village is famous for its surf, gorgeous golden beach and beauty typical of the Cornish coast.
Perranporth holidays offer the perfect balance between a peaceful getaway and plenty of chances to discover new sights and places, and they’re firm favourites with families looking to escape the rat race. Perranporth’s Perran Beach is one of the area’s most popular surf resorts and offers three miles of sands and dunes for visitors to enjoy. Just six miles from Newquay, Perranporth offers a haven where visitors can unwind, enjoy the coast and still find plenty of ways to have fun.
Perranporth offers plenty of ways to enjoy the dazzling scenery, with its own boating lake and bustling local shops, it’s surrounded by charming Cornish villages and walking trails. Perranporth Golf Club is one of Cornwall’s leading Links courses. This championship course offers incredible views of the North Cornwall coast and a challenging championship golf course. And don’t worry if you’re not quite ready to go pro just yet, there’s a teaching academy for those keen to pick up some tips and improve their swing.
Places to visit in Perranporth
Let’s start with the obvious, one of the first places you’re going to visit in Perranporth is its beach. With sand that rolls on for three miles, there’s plenty of space to shake out your towel and catch up on that novel while the kids perfect their sandcastle making skills, and dogs are welcome throughout the year. When the tide’s out, there’s an open air pool, and you’ll find eateries on the waterfront for when you fancy tucking into something yummy.
If you fancy something a little bit different, make your way to the village of Rose just outside Perranpoth, where you can find Perran Round. One of the county’s most significant historic sites, Perram Round is what remains of a Cornish amphitheatre dating all the way back to medieval times. Thought to be the oldest theatre in Britain, it’s a peaceful spot for a walk, and a great way to bring Cornwall’s past to life for the kids during your Perranporth holiday.
Things to do in Perranporth
So we’ve covered the all-important Perranporth activity that’s spending time on the beach…so how about heading off to the coast path and enjoying a good old walk? You can start at Perranporth Beach and make your way long to Ligger’s Point, which is two miles away (when the tide’s out of course). When you make your way back, stick to the dunes and you’ll see some of the area’s wildlife while you stroll. It’s common to spot tiny little lizards basking in the sun, as well as butterflies and birds that call the coast home.
If you fancy getting a taste for the region’s local produce, head to Perranporth Country Market, which takes place every Friday morning in the Memorial Hall. You’ll find stalls showcasing fresh produce from the surrounding area, and what better way to stock up on produce to take back and cook in your property? If the weather’s kind, you could even stock up on picnic essentials and set up camp in the Promenade Gardens for an hour or two.