Penhale Sands

Visit Penhale Sands

Penhale Sands or Perran Sands on the North Cornwall coast is a wide open beach backed by Cornwall’s largest sand dunes.

Directly behind the beach over the dunes are a number of holiday camping and caravan parks.

For lovers of history this beach is thought to be the landing place of Saint Piran from Ireland and St Pirans Cross and ruins of St Pirans Oratory are a short walk across the dunes.

Penhale Sands Beach is a popular Kite Surfing destination.

The village of Perranporth is nearby and has shops and restaurants.

This dog friendly beach is great for long walks all year round.

This beach is …

  • A Surfing Beach
  • Family Friendly

What to see and do

  • Take a Walk Along The Beach

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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Getting To Penhale Sands

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Penhale Sands

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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