Area: Kitesurfing in Cornwall.
Perranporth is situated on Cornwall’s North Coast, South of Newquay. Featuring 3 miles of golden sands and clear waters.
The flat beach makes it suitable for kitesurfing, land boarding and buggying.
Perranporth will work on anything from a SSW clockwise around to N.
At the town end of the beach, avoid kiting 3 hours either side of high tide. There isn't enough room to launch/land. And on a big tide there isn't enough room to launch / land at the Perran Sands end either.
On big tide days, twin tip riders will find nice, wide flat sections of water. Wave riders tend to favour Perran Sands end where the waves don't close out as quickly.
The beach has 2 kiting zones, the town end at the south of the beach, and Perran sands at the North end.
- Restaurants and pubs in Perranporth
- Britain's only on-the-beach pub
Beware updrafts near the sandbanks at the Perran Sands end.
Getting There & Parking
Perranporth is well sign posted from the N and S on the A30. You can use either the B3285 or B3284.
The town end
Parking in front of the beach or up the cliffs. Parking is free in winter months. Once the holiday season kicks in, the parking becomes paid.
Perran Sands end
Marked on the map below. Postcode TR6 0AQ. Drive through the Haven Holiday Camp. Be sure to check if you need to a parking ticket from the office (the charging season runs all the way from February to the end of November). If you don't have a ticket in the charging period, you'll return to your ride to find you've been clamped.
Weather Forecast & Live Readings
I'm hoping at some point to get a decent feed into the site for weather, but until then here's a link to 7 day wind forecast for Perranporth.
And if you're wondering if it's on right now, I think this is the best resource: Latest hour by hour wind readings, Camborne.