Perranuthnoe Beach is on the south coast of Cornwall between Marazion and Prussia Cove. It is a sandy beach at low tide and will disappear entirely at high tide so be sure to check tide times before visiting.
Perfect for families who need parking nearby and public loos to hand too! RNLI Lifeguards patrol this beach between July and early September so care really must be taken outside of these months. This beach is dog-friendly with some dog restrictions in place during the peak summer weeks. To check when the dog restrictions are in place, check out Cornwall Council’s website. The Cabin beach cafe is perched just above the beach and offers outdoor and inside dining serving coffee, cakes, warm food, salads, beer and wine as well as the obligatory ice-cream.
Known locally as Perran Sands, it’s not to be confused with Perran Sands near Portreath. It is well-known for being a great place to surf too. When the sea is calm, it’s a wonderful place to launch a kayak or go snorkelling.
The nearest car park is a 1-minute walk away and is an honesty box payment. During busier times, a small field is also opened up to cater for more cars. Take care as you drive through the peaceful village of Perranuthnoe as the road often has pedestrians crossing the roads between footpaths. The public loos are located at the car park.
Access to the beach is via a concreted slipway with a fairly big step down onto the beach (depending on how the tide has moved the sand) so may not be accessible for wheelchairs. There are also steep steps down onto the beach which are cut close to the rock face.
There is no activity or water sports provider on the beach itself so do take any water sports equipment yourselves.
In summary, Perranuthnoe Beach offers:
- Sandy beach
- Dog-friendly apart from summer restrictions
- RNLI Lifeguard July to September
- Beach cafe
- Public loos
- Car park (payment by coins in honesty box)