Perranporth is a small seaside town, with a long sandy beach, popular with families is about 10km west of Newquay.
The town is called after a Cornish saint – St. Piran.
The SW Coastal Path runs through the town.
At low tide the beach is about 3km long and has a number of interesting sea arches and stacks which are almost accessible at low tide.
The town has a number of holiday and camping parks and are popular during the summer months.
The beach is good for surfing and has hosted the Women’s World Surfing Championship.
The town has a small harbour for fishing and leisure craft.