Perranporth is named after St Piran, the patron saint of Cornwall
Things To Do
Climb into the saddle and go horse riding with Reen Manor Riding Stables along Perranporth Beach, or an enjoyable longer pub ride. Shorter rides along quiet Cornish lanes and bridleways are also available. Experienced pony trekking assistants accompany all rides so newcomers, novices and experienced riders are welcome.
View the Cornish coast from 2000 feet in the air while taking a trial flying lesson from a World War Two aerodrome. Trial lessons with Perranporth Flying Club can last between 30 minutes and an hour and include instruction for you to take control of the aircraft. It makes an ideal taster session for people who might want to learn to fly. There are aerial views of Cornwall online here.
If you like to play golf, tee-off at Perranporth Golf Club. Located on the massive dune system, it is considered one of the most underrated links courses, given its impressive views of the coast in this part of Cornwall.
For a rainy day, visit Perranzabuloe Museum for an insight into the social and industrial past of Perranporth with displays of mining, fishing, costume, farming and surfing. Entry is free.
Wander a few miles south to discover the tin mining area around St Agnes and count how many chimney stacks you can see. Visit Blue Hills Tin, an old tin mine where handmade tin jewellery, tableware and gifts are made.
Inspired to spend your caravan holidays in Cornwall? Then you’ll need to know how to get to Perranporth. Junction 31 of the M5 south of Exeter links with the A30, the dual-carriageway spine through Devon and Cornwall.
Locally, turn off the A30 onto the A39 at Indian Queens, then soon onto the A392, followed by the A3075 just after Newquay, signposted Perranporth. At Goonhavern, turn right onto the B3285 for Perranporth. All the routes are completely accessible when towing.
Once you are near the town, folow specific instructions from your chosen campsites near Perranporth.