Things to do in Perranporth
With the South West Coast Path on your doorstep and plenty of attractions nearby, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in Perranporth during your stay.
Boasting a whole host of vibrant shops dotted around Perranporth, it’s easy to indulge in a spot of retail therapy. Head over to Atlantic Blankets for some beautiful Cornish throws that look as good as they feel, Brocante for some utterly unique homeware, or Bathsheba Surf for all your surfing essentials, from boards to wetsuits to easy-going attire. For those wanting to stock their cupboards with a clear conscience, All You Can Eco is a superb refill store full of all your everyday essentials.
Surfing & Watersports
Known for the Atlantic swells providing consistently good surf throughout the year, Perranporth is very popular with locals and visitors alike when it comes to enjoying the waves. There’s also plenty of shoreline to ensure there’s space for swimmers and surfers, beginners and pros. If it’s your first foray into the world of surfing, there are several surf schools at Perranporth that can show you the ropes, including Perranporth Surf School, Stoked Surf School, Peg Surf Coaching, and one that’s run from the beach (just look for the gazebo).
When it comes to walking around Perranporth, there are many footpaths and routes to choose from, whether you want refreshing sea air or countryside rambles. Heading north-west on the coast path will take you to the likes of Trevellas Porth, St Agnes, and Porthtowan, while north-east will set you towards Holywell, Crantock and Newquay, where plenty of bars, restaurants, and beaches await. You can also head inland and walk to Callestick Farm or Healeys Cyder Farm, where you can enjoy some proper Cornish ice cream and cider respectively.
Got a sweet tooth? A trip to one of Cornwall’s best ice cream makers is a must. Made using the original family recipe, you can taste your way through incredible moreish flavours from Callestic Farm or settle down for a hunger-crushing brekkie. Another foodie draw in the area is the lip-smacking Healeys Cyder Farm. With guided tours, a petting zoo, and tractor rides, this Cornish farm is fun for the whole family.