• Skip to content
  • Cookies
  • College
  • Shop
  • Safety
  • Education
  • News Centre
  • Recruitment
  • Contact us
Content anchor
RSS

Perran Sands Beach

Perran Sands Beach

Perran Sands is a large beach, with cliffs to the north and south. Perran Sands and Perranporth are connected, forming a very large beach, at low tide. At the top of the cliffs there is a holiday park. Most visitors to the beach stay at the southern end, near the holiday park.

 

  

Lifeguard season dates

Daily 

21 May–25 September

See season dates for all RNLI lifeguarded beaches. 

Latest news from this beach

See more news for Perran Sands Beach

Beach location

Map of location View full map

Forecasts for Perran Sands Beach

  • Friday
  • Sunny (Day)
  • Minimum:
    12°C
  • Maximum:
    18°C
  • Saturday
  • Sunny intervals
  • Minimum:
    15°C
  • Maximum:
    21°C
  • Sunday
  • (White) Medium-level cloud
  • Minimum:
    15°C
  • Maximum:
    19°C
  • Monday
  • Sunny (Day)
  • Minimum:
    14°C
  • Maximum:
    18°C
  • Tuesday
  • (White) Medium-level cloud
  • Minimum:
    15°C
  • Maximum:
    19°C

This is the tide forecast for Penhale (Perran Sands).

Friday 26/8

Tide chart Tide scale
Low 06:03 2.1m
High 12:06 5.7m
Low 18:45 2.2m
  • First Light: 05:51
  • Sunrise: 06:25
  • Sunset: 20:18
  • Last Light: 20:52

Saturday 27/8

Tide chart Tide scale
High 00:50 5.6m
Low 07:26 2.2m
High 13:31 5.6m
Low 20:15 2.2m
  • First Light: 05:52
  • Sunrise: 06:27
  • Sunset: 20:16
  • Last Light: 20:50

Sunday 28/8

Tide chart Tide scale
High 02:17 5.6m
Low 08:50 2.1m
High 14:53 5.8m
Low 21:33 1.9m
  • First Light: 05:54
  • Sunrise: 06:28
  • Sunset: 20:14
  • Last Light: 20:48

This is the surf forecast for Penhale (Perran Sands).

    Swell Rating Prob Height Period Dir
Fri 26/8 6am 100 2.5ft 8secs 93.97
Noon 100 2.5ft 8secs 93.68
6pm 100 2.5ft 8secs 94.99
Sat 27/8 6am 100 2ft 7secs 95.61
Noon 100 1.9ft 8secs 96.36
6pm 100 1.6ft 8secs 95.77
Sun 28/8 6am 45 5ft 10secs 63.04
Noon 50 7ft 10secs 60.09
6pm 75 6.5ft 10secs 64.85
  • Friday
  • 00:00
  • 7
  • 06:00
  • 6
  • 12:00
  • 6
  • 18:00
  • 5
  • Saturday
  • 00:00
  • 5
  • 06:00
  • 4
  • 12:00
  • 4
  • 18:00
  • 4
  • Sunday
  • 00:00
  • 7
  • 06:00
  • 8
  • 12:00
  • 10
  • 18:00
  • 11
  • Monday
  • 00:00
  • 10
  • 06:00
  • 8
  • 12:00
  • 8
  • 18:00
  • 8
  • Tuesday
  • 00:00
  • 6
  • 06:00
  • 5
  • 12:00
  • 7
  • 18:00
  • 8

  • Wherever possible, swim at a lifeguarded beach. Go to goodbeachguide.co.uk to search for listings throughout the UK, or find a lifeguarded beach in the Republic of Ireland on the Irish Water Safety website.

  • Always read and obey the safety signs, usually found at the entrance to the beach. These will help you avoid potential hazards on the beach and identify the safest areas for swimming.

  • When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.

  • Never swim alone.

  • If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help.

  • If you see someone in difficulty, don't attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard, or, if you can't see a lifeguard, call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.

  • If you are hiring equipment for a surfsport, try to do so from a member of the Surf Hire Safety Scheme. Scheme members check equipment regularly for damage, rent out equipment suitable to your ability and offer safety advice for the local area. Read more or find an outlet.

Lifeguard giving advice. Photo: Julian Calverley 

We think working as an RNLI lifeguard is one of the best Summer jobs out there. 

Join the team and we’ll get you kitted, trained and paid for a Summer to remember. You will boost your fitness and train with like-minded people, earn a decent hourly rate from the start, and learn valuable skills that will stay with you for life.

All of this and you’ll be on the beach helping to save lives every day.  

Have you got what it takes?

If you’re fit, aged 16+ and can swim 400m, why not give it a go? Help with qualification training might be available if you’re new to beach lifeguarding.

So whether you’re qualified or just getting started, visit our recruitment site for info and vacancies, find out here what our lifeguard training is like, and join the #BestSummerJob conversation on social media.

View vacancies

  • RNLI to extend lifeguard patrols in the south west for the summer holidays.

    RNLI to extend lifeguard patrols in the south west for the summer holidays.

  • RNLI to extend lifeguard patrols in the south west for the summer holidays.

    RNLI to extend lifeguard patrols in the south west for the summer holidays.

  • RNLI to extend lifeguard patrols in the south west for the summer holidays.

    RNLI to extend lifeguard patrols in the south west for the summer holidays.

  • RNLI lifeguards rescue a bodyboarder at Polzeath

    RNLI lifeguards rescue a bodyboarder at Polzeath

  • RNLI lifeguards at Polzeath rescue a young bodyboarder.

    RNLI lifeguards at Polzeath rescue a young bodyboarder.

  • RNLI lifeguard patrols draw to a close this weekend for 2015.

    RNLI lifeguard patrols draw to a close this weekend for 2015.

  • RNLI lifeguards patrolling Polzeath

    RNLI lifeguards patrolling Polzeath

  • RNLI lifeguard Anthony Bartlett patrolling Polzeath beach

    RNLI lifeguard Anthony Bartlett patrolling Polzeath beach

  • Plymouth RNLI assist dismasted yacht August 2013

    Plymouth RNLI assist dismasted yacht

  • Screen grab from footage of RNLI rescuing three exhausted swimmers at Mawgan Porth August 2013

    RNLI lifeguards rescue three exhausted swimmers at Mawgan Porth

  • Library picture of RNLI lifeguard in action.

    Library picture of RNLI lifeguard in action

  • RNLI lifeguard patrols finish for summer season

    RNLI lifeguards on patrol at Perranporth

  • RNLI lifeguards prepare for sunny September weekend

    RNLI lifeguard

  • RNLI lifeguards prepare for sunny September weekend

    Library picture RNLI lifeguard in action

Fancy a dip in the water?

Before you visit the beach, check out the Environment Agency’s Bathing Water widget to the right.

This provides details throughout the Summer on the cleanliness of the bathing waters around beaches, and shows both weekly and annual water quality ratings.