"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Perranporth - Penhale Sands Beach

Perranporth Penhale Sands is in the centre of Perran Sands on the north coast of Cornwall. It is a sandy beach resort approximately one kilometre wide, backed by sand dunes. A stream flows across the beach to the sea.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Perranporth

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW760557


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Perranporth - Penhale Sands Beach

  • Perranzabuloe Folk Museum (1m)
  • Holywell Bay Fun Park (2m)
  • World in Miniature (2m)
  • Cornish Cyder Farm (3m)
  • Lappa Valley Steam Railway (5m)
  • Tunnels Through Time (5m)
  • Buccaneer Bay (5m)
  • Blue Reef Aquarium (5m)
  • Trevilley Farm Shop (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Westcott House
St Piran's Road

Phone 01872 575 254
Email info@perranporthinfo.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 17 January


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1011
Humidity 58%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 58%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 13mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 88%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 98%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 15mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
05:17 GMT
Low Tide
11:33 GMT
High Tide
17:34 GMT
Low Tide
23:46 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Penhale Sands sits behind Perran Sands and together with Perranporth Beach (Village End) they form a three mile stretch of golden sandy beach with good surfing conditions. The beach is backed by a dune system that includes St. Piran's Cross and the ruins.

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