From Droskyn Point past Chapel Rock down to Penhale Sands (the far end of Perranporth Beach) are 3 miles of glorious sand washed clean by the Atlantic twice a day. There are hundreds of rockpools to search for creatures and caves once haunted by smugglers and miners, as well as the tidal pool at Chapel Rock. The lifeguards patrol during the summer season for your safety.
On top of Chapel Rock you get an excellent view of Perranporth beach at low tide, extending Northwards to Penhale Sands.
Look down and you’ll see there’s a natural open air pool which is filled with sea water at high tide and warmed by the sun during the day. Turn inland and in the dunes at the foot of the hills you’ll see the tented frontage of the Watering Hole pub, where you can enjoy a pint on the beach and which serves food all day. The Watering Hole also has live music in the evenings.
It is a popular beach with families as the river flows onto the beach near the Ponsmere hotel which is great for kids to paddle in. It is a great place for surfing, snorkelling, sailing and generally splashing around.
The beach has disabled access and is dog friendly all year round (dogs to be kept on leads)