Perranporth is 1 mile east of st Agnes and approx. 8 miles south west of Newquay – it has a population of approx. 3000

It comes from the Cornish name of Porth Peran Cornish for cove of st Piran.

There was an airfield RAF perranporth operational from 1941 to 1946 – it was a spitfire station.perranporth is popular family holiday destination

Famous people from perranporth

  • Donald Healey – car designer and speed record holder
  • Author Winston graham – Poldark novels


Annual events

The loudest shout – up to 60 singers in a mass singing festival

Perranporth beach is protected by sand dunes – at the northern end of the beach is a naturist beach.

Perranporth SLSC holds an extreme surf triathlon every September

Perranporth beach is huge – ideal for kite flying, surfing swimming etc and ligger point is just a couple of miles away, there are several cafes and bars.

Perranporth has 3 miles of golden sands, the coast path boasts some of the most amazing views in the world

Annual music festival – tunes in the dunes


In the 19th century perranporth was a tin mining village.


North east of the village is Piran round an iron age hill camp, this amphitheatre was once used for games and plays

Don’t forget to visit

  • Healeys ciderfarm
  • Perran porth golf club
  • Perran porth gardens – there is a boating lake in the shape of a boat


Legend has it that st piran, the patron saint of Cornwall was washed upon the shore when he was cast out to sea from the Irish coast.

Perranporth is an excellent clean beach, which is cleaned every day in the summer. Dogs are welcome – it is ideal for families who want the thrill of the sea and Atlantic surf

The village of perranporth is dainty but has all the amenities you would expect with pubs and restaurants