Perranuthnoe beach is a tempting tidal expanse of soft sands flanked by warm tamarisk framed terracotta cliffs. Perranuthnoe Beach is justifiably popular with locals, visitor and passing walkers all the year around.
Perranuthnoe Beach – tidal sands
.The sea envelopes the sands to lap the steps and slipway under the cliff. Then the beach emerges phoenix like again, as the waves retreat, beautifully rippled by sea patterns, .
To walk the coastal path or linger upon the sands?
We were so lucky that it was low tide. But first of all, we were tempted to cross the granite style above the beach and walk the coastal path towards the headland to the west. There’s a handy bench here to enjoy views over St Michael’s Mount. A little more time and energy would have taken us to Trenow Cove and through to Marazion. Why not try these two short walks from Perranuthnoe . They’re such a pleasant stroll from Perranuthnoe, along the low earthy cliffs if you have an hour or two to spare.
Autumn photos of Perranuthnoe Beach
An autumn walk to Trenow from Perranuthnoe
With each step a different view unfolded, along the edge of the tiny fields that flank the beach. We were within reach of the spray of the sea as we walked and we paused every few steps to admire the expanse of beach framed by the sharp spine of Cudden Point. Acton castle just eastwards of Perran, looked closer today somehow, presiding over the lush cattle pastures.
As we reached the point we felt the tug of the wind and turned back towards the shelter of the beach. Here we sat in the warm sunshine and watched the world go by. I went down to crouch at the waters edge to photograph the wave and after a few minutes watched the sea slip quietly back over my footprints. The tide was returning to claim the beach and it was time to go home.
More info about Perranuthnoe Beach or Perran as the locals call it
The gently sloping beach is good for swimming through out the year. there are lifeguards for the height of the summer months.
It’s a surfer’s haven when a southerly swell rolls in later in the year. And always there’s a pleasant half a mile walk along the waters edge for strollers.
There are public loos just above the beach. – They’re kept up by local people so a donation would be appreciated.
Places to eat in Perranuthnoe
The Cabin café an elegant wood framed glass building is beside the slipway with spectacular views.
The Peppercorn café is a more tradition granite building with log burning stove set among the galleries and shops at Linfield craft centre.
The Victorian Inn An award winning gastro pub that is open though most of the day in the summer months with cream teas in the afternoons.
To reach Perranuthnoe Beach from Ednovean Farm
Perranuthnoe beach is just a short walk down through the fields at Ednovean Farm for our Bed and Breakfast guests. And even shorter for users of The Paddock Car Park with a stroll through Perranuthnoe along the way!. Should you drive the only road into Perranuthnoe ends at the slipway to the beach.
I hope you enjoy walking the sands as much as we did!