Perranporth in Cornwall UK

You can surf on the blue Atlantic, swim in its warm waters, play golf on the greens, go air-gliding, or maybe you'd prefer sand-yachting?
Well! Pack your bags for Perranporth!

Sun, sand, surf - and more!
Miles of soft, golden sun-kissed sand, backed by shifting sand dunes - the beach of Perranporth is unique in its beauty. The supercharged surf may tempt you though, to abandon the sandy beach and hit the awesome waves...
There's also boating, kayaking, canoeing and swimming on offer - and you'll realize you've never had so much fun in water!

On the links
Perranporth prides itself on having one of the best golf courses in the country. This championship course covers 6272 yards and flows along the natural contours of the land. And you can stop anywhere between your strokes and take-in the spectacular panoramic view.

Adventure in the Air
Become one with the Cornish wind as you glide from the stunning cliff-top airfield of Perranporth. As you soar in the winds, the sheer beauty of Perranporth will come home to you. The airfield offers a wide variety of flying services with breathtaking views from take-off to touchdown.

Cornish celebrations
St. Piran's Day
Every year, on fifth of March, the people of Perranporth get together to honour their patron saint - St. Piran. Adults and children join in acting out the story of the saint. All the town folk gather around at the sand dunes and enjoy the delightful show.

Lowender Peran
In October, every year, Perranporth celebrates the colourful Celtic festival - Lowender Peran. Cornwall's rich culture and heritage is showcased and enjoyed. Music, dance, songs, language, clothes, concerts, food and everything Cornish is exhibited and savoured. The splendour and extravagance of this Celtic carnival has to be seen to be believed.

History and Heritage
This erstwhile tin-mining village takes pride in its history and heritage.

St.Piran's Church
The name 'Perranporth' is a Cornish for "St. Piran's Cove". St. Piran's church, dating back to the seventh century, was discovered under the sand-dunes. Although it was reburied to protect its structure, the memorial stone marking it, is an important piece of the town's heritage.

Piran Round
In the north-east part of the hamlet, Piran Round, an Iron-Age camp-site is present. The locals believe that its amphitheatre was used to stage plays and conduct games.

The Millennium Sun-dial
Although a rather recent construction, it occupies a place of pride. The huge sun-dial is set atop a giant cliff, and even tells Cornish time!

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