101 places to go – Perranporth

While most of our ‘101 places to go’ features introduce a location before detailing some fun-filled ways to explore and enjoy them, in the case of this week’s entry: Perranporth in Cornwall, the landscape itself is the main attraction.

The problem is that it’s not easy to paint a picture of Perranporth with words. After all, descriptions like ‘golden sands’ and ‘shimmering blue waters’ still fall well short of adequately describing the incredible beauty of the region.

Thankfully, we have a correspondent in Cornwall who’s managed to capture Perranporth’s beauty on camera. If a picture really does tell a thousand words then Gareth is responsible for most of this article! You can take a look at more of his Cornwall photos on Flickr.

Perhaps the only problem with a holiday in Perranporth is making sure you see all of its many natural highlights on your break.  So to make sure you’re suitably wowed by your holiday in the region – and in honour of St Piran’s Day – we’re going to list a few of the region’s best features.

•  At low tide the beach at Perranporth is three miles long, which is handy because it soon fills up in peak season. You can avoid some of the crowds by heading further away from the South entrance. Even better, you could stop off at The Watering Hole – the only pub in England to be surrounded by beach on all sides!

•  The most enjoyable activities in Perranporth are those that take advantage of the landscape and scenery. Surfing is incredibly popular and there are a number of schools that cater to a variety of experience and abilities. If that doesn’t get your pulse racing then how about surfing with kites?

Have you been to Perranporth? Please leave a suggestion for things to see and do in the comments below.

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