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Perranporth Tourist Information
Perranporth Guide and History
The town of Perranporth, once a small tin mining village, is now becoming a major holiday resort. Set in beautiful countryside, it has a three mile long beach with coastal paths along the dramatic cliffs that hold back the Atlantic.
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There is a great deal of accommodation in Perranporth. There are campsites, holidays parks, hotels and guest houses in plentiful supply.
Entertainment and Eating Out Guide
During the day there are plenty of good places for eating out in Perranporth; fish and chip take-aways, cafes and restaurants line the streets of the town. Restaurants and pubs provide good food in the evenings, and there is a pub/restaurant on the beach.
For a small town, there is a good variety of shops in Perranporth, and like all of Cornwall there are lots of surf shops offering popular clothes and surfboards.
Perranporth Beach and Surf Guide
Being three miles long, Perranporth is one of the longest beaches in Cornwall. When the tide is in, the beach is split into two; Perranporth and Perran Sands. It produces brilliant surf most of the time and was well promoted by the Women's World Surfing competition recently held here. This was the first time the event was held in the UK, and Perranporth was very privileged to be chosen above all the other Cornish beaches to hold this huge event, which was very successful.
Perran Sands is a lot smaller than Perranporth beach, and also much quieter, which is good if you want to escape the crowds to enjoy a quiet walk or surf away from the hustle and bustle. Both beaches produce good waves most of the time, especially at low tide when you can catch a brilliant wave, and when the conditions are just right you can get a long, fast, hollow wave here.
Buses run regularly to Perranporth but the town does not contain a train station.
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