The undeniable highlight of this small coastal town is the spectacular Perranporth Beach, which draws people from all over the region to its stunning views, second to none walks and sure waves. 

This beautiful stretch of sandy beach will delight families and there is plenty to explore including sandy dunes, rock pools and formations. There is also a pretty natural sea pool that fills with water during high tide and is great for taking a dip in.

When it comes to surfing, beginners and seasoned pros are both spoilt for choice and there are surf schools that offer lessons for every level of experience. The almost guaranteed waves are a big pull, bringing visitors in from far and wide in the hope of catching some waves.

If surfing isn’t your thing you could also try your hand at kite surfing, kite buggying, kite landboarding and perhaps even horse riding - all without leaving the beach. Alternatively, cool off in Perranporth Gardens for a picnic, or perhaps hire one of the rowing boats available on the garden lake during the summer holidays. 

There are plenty of lovely walks in the surrounding area to build up an appetite, which you can satisfy at any of the many eateries offering delicious local food. Walkers will also be keen to explore the South West Coast Path here of course.    

Other nearby attractions include Perran Round in the village of Rose, which was an Iron Age enclosed farmstead and has also been referred to as the oldest theatre in Britain. The St Agnes Heritage Coast is well worth visiting too, as are Newquay and Truro.

For more ideas, please visit our things to do in Cornwall pages.