Walks visiting Perranporth beach

The beach at Perranporth, Cornwall

At low tide, the beach stretches 2 miles to Ligger Point and there is a tidal swimming pool on the seaward side of Chapel Rock (the one with the flag on). As the tide comes in, the beach splits into two but it's still possible to reach the other half via the coast path. On very high tides, the beach can get quite small.

  • 4.7 miles/7.5 km - Moderate

    Perranporth to St Agnes

    Perranporth to St Agnes

    4.7 miles/7.5 km - Moderate

    A one-way coastal walk, made circular via an initial bus journey, along the ore-bearing cliffs between Perranporth and St Agnes passing the remains of Nobel's dynamite works, Britain's best preserved spitfire base and the Blue Hills of Trevellas Coombe where tin is still processed on a small scale using traditional methods.

  • 5.4 miles/8.7 km - Moderate

    Perranporth to Trevellas

    Perranporth to Trevellas

    5.4 miles/8.7 km - Moderate

    A circular walk past the remains of Alfred Nobel's dynamite works to the red-and-yellow ore-rich cliffs above the wreck of the treasure ship Hanover, returning, via the spitfire base, along Perran Coombe where a 2 mile leat once carried water to power a massive waterwheel in a chamber within the cliffs.

  • 7.4 miles/11.9 km - Moderate

    Holywell to St Piran's Oratory

    Holywell to St Piran's Oratory

    7.4 miles/11.9 km - Moderate

    A circular walk from Holywell Bay along the rugged coastline to Perran Beach and across the dunes to the Dark Ages relics of St Piran's Oratory, Church and Cross, returning via the Penhale Sands nature reserve which is carpeted in cowslips during spring.

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For a circular route that goes through Perranporth itself, there is a walk from Perranporth to Trevellas via Cligga Head. For a circular route that includes St Piran's Oratory, there is a walk from Holywell Bay to St Piran's Oratory via Ligger Point, returning via Penhale Sands. There is a also a circular walk from Cubert church to St Piran's Round.