Perranporth picks up any swell going and has plenty of space for everyone with fun beachbreak waves. Head north to Fistral or Holywell; south to Porthtowan.

A two-mile stretch of west-facing beachbreak comprising Droskyn in the south through Perranporth beach to the long sands of Penhale. Cliffs at either end give some protection from cross-shore winds. Easterlies are offshore. The waves here are suitable for all abilities. The beach holds up to about 6ft before the rips and paddleout become too much.

Waves at the southern end of the beach, Droskyn, are predominantly lefts, best from mid- to three-quarters up. The headland refracts the energy of the swell and generates a solid left that can produce good length rides.

The middle stretch, Perran Sands, can be reached via the holiday camp on top of the dunes and offers peaky waves, best from mid to neap high tide.

Plenty of facilities and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Watering Hole pub smack in the middle of the beach, expensive but puts on good music and welcomes kids, dogs and vast amounts of sand.

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wave height and direction chart