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Perranuthnoe (Perran Sands) Beach

Penzance, Cornwall

Penhale Sands at Perranuthnoe, near Penzance, is sandy beach about half a mile long, backed by cliffs and popular with surfers. The charming local village consists basically of a church and a pub.

Beach Type



No facilities on the beach, however the village is short walk away



Nature and Wildlife

Local parking available

Water Quality




Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre. Station Rd Penzance Cornwall TR18 2NF Tel: 01736 362207 E-mail: Web:


Nearest town: Penzance
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.112, -5.442
Postcode: TR20 9NE
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Take the A394, between Penzance and Helston, to Perranuthnoe and follow signs for Perran beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Penzance (Approx. 4 miles away)
St Erth (Approx. 4 miles away)
Lelant Saltings (Approx. 5 miles away)
Lelant (Approx. 5 miles away)
Hayle (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Pay parking available.

Nearby Car Parks

Perran Sands, Perranuthnoe (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Kings Road, Marazion (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
West End, Marazion (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Green Lane, Long Rock (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Praa Sands, Penzance (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Marazion Station, Long Rock (Long stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Long Rock, Penzance (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Rinsey Cliff, Porthleven (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
St Anthony's, Penzance (Long stay).
About 4 miles away
Harbour, Penzance (Long stay).
About 4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Penzance