With some of the finest surf breaks the South West has to offer, Perranporth on the north Cornwall coastline is the perfect place to take to the water.
Holidays in Perranporth Perranporth, St Agnes and Holywell Bay each offer both one-on-one and group tuition for surfers of all levels, so you don't have to be a professional to take part in the county's favourite sport. Perranporth Beach opens up to three golden miles of sand at low tide onto Penhale Sands, and there are many more secret beaches to explore such as Chapel Porth and Trevaunance Cove.
Perranporth Village This beachside is a favourite of the ‘buckets-and-spades’ brigade due to having evolved around the beach; the golden sands are less than a couple of minutes’ walk from the sprinkling of postcard shops, ice cream parlours and beachy restaurants. Surrounded by countryside that inspired Winston Graham’s swashbuckling Poldark novels, the busy village has several friendly cafes and pubs which welcome sandy-toed beach-goers to enjoy a simple yet delicious coastal-inspired menu. The Pavilion Boatshed serves chilled champagne and succulent oysters without a smudge of pretentiousness, instead offering a laid-back take on fine seafood dining. Walk along the soft sand to Ligger’s Point two miles way if the tides out and enjoy a gentle stroll back along the dunes which are home to birds and butterflies and tiny sunbathing lizards.