Penhale (Perran Sands) Spot Guide

About Penhale (Perran Sands)

Huge stretch of golden sand overlooked by towering sand dunes, this is a consistent and fun beach break with shifting peaks that work through all tides. A huge area to spread out and lifeguarded in summer, popular with local and visiting surfers who want to escape the busier beaches. Bring a good vibe and it will be returned. Long, up-hill walk back from the surf. Drive through holiday camp to pay and display parking overlooking sea.

Source: Penhale (Perran Sands) Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Fun spot for all.

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Competitive locals on best peaks, fairly relaxed on the rest.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Can get busy, but generally mellow.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Good beachie with shifty peaks, was quiet, now getting crowded.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

OK when small, hard work over that.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Good.

Additional Information

Hazards

Crowds, occasional adder in the dunes.

Access

Pay car park, get tickets from holiday camp reception.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand.

Best Season

June - November is the golden time.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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