Perran Sands holiday village is set on the cliffs overlooking the wonderful beach of golden sand which stretches for three miles from Perranporth.
The beach is patrolled by a lifeguard in the summer months, and it has a little shop, and tea shop.
The beach is ideal for
Sun bathing and nudist bathing at the far end.
Sand castle building.
Dogs are allowed.
Perranporth golf club is next door, and there are two other 9 hole courses within 6 miles.
You can walk
into Perranporth to do some shopping, or go for
an evening meal.
A couple of miles away is the mining village of St Agnes, where you can see the old chimneys which mark the tin mines.
Just up the coast is Newquay, which is famous for its beaches and surfing, and of course, night clubs. There is a regular bus service to Newquay from the camp site, and it also goes to the excellent shopping centre of Truro.
Still farther up the north coast is the lovely port of Padstow, which has been put on the map by Rick Stein. There is always something to see here, and it is the beginning (or end) of the Camel trail, which provides miles of safe riding for bicycles.
A drive from Perran Sands to the famous Eden Project will take you through the clay mining district in the middle of Cornwall. Why not stop at the Wheal Martyn museum to find out more about it, or have some of the best fish and chips in the county at St Dennis.
Two lovely gardens are at Heligan, and Tehidy. You can wander around for several hours in either of these very different beauty spots.
A bit farther afield is the Lizard, with its beautiful scenic coastal footpaths, and the Goonhilly centre which has several huge dishes. You could also visit Penzance and Newlyn, with its fish market from here. Talking of fishy things, the new Maritime museum is now open at Falmouth.
An extremely novel evening out can be had at the Minack theatre. There's nothing quite like watching the stars come out, with a glass of good wine in your hand, while being entertained at the same time. You need to wrap up warm for this one!
Did you know you can fly to the Scilly Isles from Newquay airport? Of course you can also take a day trip from Penzance on the Scillonian, which is wonderful on a calm day.
There are so many things to see and do in Cornwall and these are just a few ideas to get you started. Happy holidays!!
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