The Buns have never been to the nudist part of this beach, Mr Bun
stayed in Perranporth for a week back in the late sixties ... I remember
a big clean beach with a stream across it but I was too young to recall
Charlie, who wrote to tell me about it and provide the
"The naturist end of Perranporth Beach
is right at the top, or Northern, end. It can be reached by a 2 mile
walk along the beach from the town, where there are car parks,
shops, toilets etc. Alternatively you can park on the back road
which goes off to the left outside the Haven Holiday site gateway.
Park near the turn for Rose, other cars will probably be there, and
walk out across Penhale Sands, past St Pirrans' Oratory and the
large Cross, and then "walk" down the sand dunes and along the beach
The beach itself is about 400 yards deep
when the tide is out and looks massive. There are no facilities at
the naturist end, so take anything you need for a quiet day out,
including so shade of some sort.
There is a line of debris at the high
water mark, but it's only "flotsam & jetsam" from the Atlantic. For
Heavens' Sake, the next stop is America !
All in all, as somebody said to me "
It's a magical place."
Well that sounds good and the
pictures make it look great ... time for a trip to the West Country
Hun! .... But could it be too late .. an update from Charlie (August
"It turns out that the M.O.D. actually own the dunes to
the rear of the beach and the beach as far as the high water
mark. Officially they have never allowed naturists on the
beach, but have tolerated the nudists at the northern end of
the beach by the cliffs.
However, recently there has been a big increase
in all sorts of "unpleasantness" and meercats (single men)
mucking and messing about in the dunes. We've noticed them
increase over the last few years. Anyway, they have got fed up
with the situation and it looks like, if they haven't already,
they will ban nudists from the beach !
better news from Charlie May 2008...
appear that after consultations between all of the relevant
parties, including the Police, the MOD and BN, that the ban on
naturists using the beach at Perranporth has been lifted .....
at least for the time being.
now allows naturists to use the very northern end of the beach,
under the cliffs, but, as far as I'm aware, that's about it. The
aim is to try and keep the 'meercats' and other
'unpleasantness' away from the dunes. The MOD actually own all
of the sand dunes and the beach down to the high water mark.
Access is allowed through their property only along the South
feel free to use this great beach again, but just be aware of
the limitations applied there. It could be "use it,( properly
) or lose it" which would be a tragedy because it's a great
OK People what are we going to do about it?