Surf School Perranporth: Three Reasons to Visit Perranporth Beach

We’re always hunting for the perfect waves to let you make the most out of your surf session – it’s part of our ethos and it’s why we’re Newquay’s only fully mobile Surf School. The surf van lets us seek out the very best beach on any given day.

North Cornwall has so many amazing surf spots it’s always hard to play favourites, but when the surf’s up at Perranporth Beach, it always puts a smile on our faces – here’s why:

1) It’s… Huge!

It’s surprising that such a big beach enjoys a relatively low profile, even in the busy summer months. Perranporth is a 3 mile long stretch of clean sandy beach, is backed by dunes extending nearly a mile inland. Its massive!

It’s also home to The Watering Hole, the UK’s only pub quite literally on the beach. There’s regular live music, good hot food and everything you need right there on the sand. You can go from riding your board to ordering rounds at the bar in minutes, it doesn’t get much better than that. The amazing facilities right on the beach make this a perfect choice for Family Surf Lessons.

2) The Heritage

It’s not just a top Surf Spot – if you’re into history, Perranporth’s got its fair share. Winston Graham, the author of the Poldark novels lived for most of his life in Perranporth. Period drama fans will recognise the rolling Cornish landscapes, flowing coastline and mining heritage that serve as a backdrop to the popular TV adaptation of the epic Poldark saga.

The disused tin mining caves invite exploration and the dunes are home to rare flora and fauna. Penhale Sands, as the dunes were christened, was excavated two years ago to reveal one of Britain’s oldest chapels.

3) That Sweet Atlantic Swell!

Get your gear on and throw up your ‘shaka’s’, the surf’s pumping! Perranporth enjoys consistent swell on most days and it doesn’t fail to attract the beach bums and sun worshipers every season.

Good, consistent surf makes this a great choice for beginners and intermediate surfers. Even on a busy day, the sheer size of Perranporth usually allows you to find a quieter spot so it’s a go-to choice for group lessons and private surf coaching sessions.

The small town with the big beach really delivers and can be a refreshing break from the more commercial vibe of Newquay with its quaint setting and 19th century buildings. Perranporth Beach is a regular stop-off on our multi-day Surfari Surf Lesson Package. This 3-day tour of 3 great surfing beaches will take you to the very best Cornwall has to offer.


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