Perranporth Beach, United Kingdom
About Perranporth Beach
One of the largest stretches of unbroken sand on the North Coast. At one end is Perranporth, the archetypal beach town with the high street backing onto the sand. Progressing towards Penhale Point an extensive network of sand dunes rise behind the beach. This is a Special Area of Conservation and also home to a buried church. It’s the beach everyone raves about and billed as a great place for surfing, snorkeling, sailing, and generally splashing around.
Attractions near Perranporth Beach
Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm is a small independent family-run business in Penhallow. It produces and sells its own cider, brandy, whisky, gin, eau de vie, country fruit wines and apple juice. In addition, the farm produces traditional scrumpy cider, reserve and classic cider, with the latter made in second hand oak whisky barrels. The farm also produces jams, marmalades, sauces, chutneys, a pickle and a mustard.
Crantock beach is a beautiful sandy beach at the mouth of the River Gannel estuary, bordered by sand dunes with a Car park nearby. At the southern end of the beach are high cliffs providing some shelter from the wind. To the north is the mouth of the River Gannel. The steep cliffs here are a haven for seabirds and at low tide you can explore the cave which has carvings dating back over 100 years.
A dramatic cove set in a mining valley between high cliffs. Chapel Porth is managed by the National Trust who run the car park and the small cafe here. The cliffs here are home to what is probably Cornwall’s most iconic old mining ruins,Wheal Coates.
Fistral Beach is quite simply one of the most consistent and best surfing beaches in the UK and Europe. With jewel-blue sea and a never-ending stretch of golden sand, Fistral is the perfect family beach, offering simple pleasures of sea, sand and surf combined. Fistral is the playground for hundreds of enthusiasts who flock to the beach to get a fix of the big waves.
Lappa Valley is the only attraction in Cornwall that transports families on an exciting nostalgic steam train ride into a secret world of traditional fun. This hidden valley includes a boating lake with canoes and pedalo boats, crazy golf, a brick path maze, a woodland walk and several childrens’ play areas.
Blue Reef is a national chain of public aquariums in England.Over 40 naturally-themed habitats take you on a fantastic journey from Cornish waters to exotic seas. Come face to face with freshwater turtles, watch pulsating jellyfish and meet amazing pufferfish. Over 40 living displays are home to various species from tropical sharks and lobsters or seahorses and tropical fish.
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One of the UK’s favourite summer destinations, holiday makers flock to Cornwall for its sandy beaches and surf-ready waves but look beyond the coastline and you’ll be rewarded with world-class galleries, fantastic food and many one-of-a-kind attractions.