About Perranporth

About the Area

Perranporth is a small seaside resort on the north coast of Cornwall approximately 6 miles west of Newquay and 7 miles northwest of Truro.

The name Perranporth derives from the Cornish for “the cove of Saint Piran” (Porth Piran). Saint Piran is one of the patron saints of the County who is believed to have founded a church near the town in the seventh century. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when the Cornish tin and copper mining industry was at its zenith the village of Perranporth was a productive local mining centre and to this day there are still a number of historical features from this previous age to be seen in the area.

Today Perranporth is famed for its 3 miles of golden sands and dramatic surrounding coastline. As such it is a popular holiday destination for all the family as well as being a renowned surfers haven. It has a resident population of just over 3,000 and offers a good range of local shops and other amenities catering for most daily requirements. Perranporth has thriving local rugby, soccer and cricket clubs together with a golf club reputed to have one of the finest natural links courses in the country.

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