There’s something special about the quaint town of Perranporth; perhaps it’s the calming seas, the miles and miles of sandy beaches, or the welcoming folks that call the majestically town home. Regardless, holidays spent on the beaches of Perranporth are second to none.
To truly understand the magical powers of Perranporth; it helps to know its history. Legend has it that the town was stumbled upon by St Piran, the patron saint of Cornwall. After being cast to sea by the Irish King for allegedly having mystical powers; St Piran survived very stormy nights at sea and landed on the coast of Perranporth. From there, the patron saint built an oratory to promote Christianity. Stories told for generations and generations say that his first disciples were none other than a badger, a fox, and a bear. St Piran went on to discover tin; the founding industry of the entire Cornish population; not to mention the symbols proudly displayed on every Cornish flag. The Patron Saint of Tinners was quiet the hero for those that reside in and near the town of Perranporth; legend says he went on to live out his life near the beautiful sea of Perranporth until at the ripe age of 206- he died. Today, the town celebrates St Piran’s day in royal tradition; there’s parades, song, and dance.
For most that visit the beaches of Perranporth; they will find an abundance of relaxation and sunbathing awaiting them. The beaches sit below a mountain of rocky cliffs on the south end and adjacent to sand dunes on the northern end. The landscape while taking in a day at the beach is incredible. Most that visit the beaches of Perranporth never settle for beach play-it’s the water that draws them in. The waters that surround the beaches of Perranporth are regarded as some of the best surfing waves in all of Britain or the world for that matter. For those that enjoy sailing, these same waves can cast you upon a sea of glory. Many tourists that visit the area find the snorkeling in and around the coves and caves of Perranporth breath-taking. There are many that feature rock pools where sea creatures swim and live; snorkelers are amazed at the bountiful places to enjoy and view active sea life in the seaside town of Perranporth.
Throughout the years, the popular tourist destination spot of Perranporth has also gained popularity for another favorite sport of Brit’s- golfing. There’s several large golfing clubs located throughout the area; many feature luxurious accommodations for singles, couples, and even families. As well, many of the golfing clubs and resorts feature package pricing; for those that want a little golf with their holiday. Families find that the resorts offer amenities that feature spa facilities, sports and workout rooms, saunas, and swimming pools. As well, most are beautifully located on the cliffs sitting near the sandy beaches of Perranporth. It’s not only a challenging game to avid golfers, but there are beautiful scenic courses throughout.
The activities in and near the town of Perranporth are limitless for families and those wishing to escape the monotony of everyday life. There’s an aquarium full of marine-life; exhibits, and displays. As well, there’s many theme and fun parks; great for kids and parents wishing to entertain for hours. As well, there’s an enormous amount of gardens, most very breath-taking and open throughout the year. During the spring and summer months; the gardens throughout the Perranporth area bloom with popular sub tropical, woodland, and various other native and non-native plants; they are a beautiful site for all that tour. One of the most popular sights that visitors like to see is the water gardens. These water gardens have been in the area for over twenty years, now. The beauty of the water gardens are ravishing for those that visit.
For years, the popular industry of mining supported the citizens of Cornwall; more particular, those living in and near Perranporth. Although, most of the mining has ceased in today’s world, there is still opportunities for visitors to see the old mines and tin streams that once supported those that reside in the area. As well, many shops throughout the town sell custom jewelry and giftware made from the tin that comes from the mines of Perranporth.
Those looking for historical and ancient sites in the town of Perranporth will, as well, not be disappointed. There’s several popular sites open to the public. One, the Piran Round, an Iron Age hill camp; was once believed to host games and plays. As well, there are the mythical stories surrounding the hidden church of founding St Piran. The oratory buried under massive amounts of sand was once uncovered and later reburied in 1981. Many citizens have fought for the oratory to once again be uncovered for all to view; rumor has it- someday it may. As well, there’s talk of uncovering another buried Celtic treasure, the ruined walls of the parish church, originally built in 1150.
No matter what you choose to do in the town of Perranporth; there’s one thing you can rest assured about- there’s plenty of welcoming accommodations throughout. There are many resorts, hotels, Bed and Breakfast establishments awaiting families of all sizes. As well, there are many that offer self-catering accommodations that allow friends and families to travel together and save money without sacrificing space. Most of the accommodations throughout the town of Perranporth are very modern; featuring state-of-the-art kitchens and entertainment areas. If you’re looking to spend your Perranporth holiday in one of the many Bed and Breakfast Inns; you will not be disappointed. Many of these establishments are set in beautiful garden landscaped areas in older stone buildings; some dating back for centuries. Most of the homes are owned by local citizens that can share historical glimpses into the home’s past.
Perranporth is home to great fun, great food, and great history. Those that visit enjoy days of snorkeling, beach sun bathing, and surfing. Nights are spent dining at great eating establishments; no matter your taste- luxurious or casual. As well, there are several pubs throughout the area that feature nightly entertainment, song and dance. There’s a little something for everyone in Perranporth- it’s the place to be on holiday!
A variety of choices is on offer, depending on your budget and needs.
'Posmere Hotel', 'Atlantic View Hotel' and 'Perranporth Hotel' are amongst the prominent hotels.
Bed & Breakfast
Warm and comfortable stay is assured in 'Tremore Guest House', 'Penarth Guest House', 'Beach Dunes House' and 'Babes Cottage'.
'Keltic holidays', 'Leycroft Valley - Chalet Holidays', 'White Horses' and 'Perran Sands Haven' offer you their services.
You can enjoy the local landscape to the full by hiring a caravan. 'AK Holidays', 'Castaways Caravan', 'Cornwall Caravan', 'Poldark', and 'Springtide Holiday' will be happy serve you.
You can find various restaurants and pubs dotting the beach. You can choose from the local sea-fare, Fish & Chips, English, Cornish, Mexican, Indian and Continental.
'The Watering Hole', 'Seiners Arms', 'The Tywarnhale', 'Little Italy', 'Jade House', 'Jaipur Indian Restaurant', 'Cornish Ovens', 'Tinners Retreat', 'Beaton's' and 'Ice & Bites' are sure to whet your appetite.
The picturesque town of Perranporth with its quaint customs, fun-filled activities, and spectacular panorama, makes for a picture-perfect holiday.