Perranuthnoe is a small village on the South coast of Cornwall sandwiched in between Marazion and Prussia Cove. The village has a rich history and is mentioned in the Domesday book, the church dates back to the 1100’s and the surrounding landscape supported tin and copper mines in the 18th and 19th centuries.
As you take the windy road down through the village it has real feeling of community, with locals selling all sorts of bit and bobs on their driveways. You can park just a short walk from the beach and there is a large concrete slope leading to the sand for ease of access. The beach is dog friendly in the winter months, but there is a seasonal ban from Easter to October.
Being small Perranuthnoe doesn’t have lots of restaurant choices, but what it does offer is a high end dining experience. The Victoria is a 12th century Cornish Inn serving multi-award winning food in a relaxed and cosy environment. They are dog friendly, and have a lovely beer garden at the back. If you’d rather a quick snack off the beach then just on the walk down to the beach is The Cabin Beach Cafe which serve beach takeaways or you can sit and admire the view from a picnic bench in their large garden.
The coast paths leading from Perranuthnoe offer short and relatively easy walks to the neighbouring beaches and coves. You can head West to Marazion in 21⁄2 miles or further to Mousehole if you wanted a longer stroll. If you head East then Prussia Cove is only 2 miles away, or you can head a little further to the next beach at Praa Sands.
Follow our Prussia Cove walk here.
There are several smalls shops in Perranuthoe offering food and crafts including Linen and Clay, Coast and Country crafts, Trenow Cove Dairy and Village Crafts.
There is a small central square where most of the shops the village has to offer are located. The dramatic landscape of West Cornwall also inspires some local artists, so be sure to check out their galleries when in Perranuthnoe, Andrew Giddens art gallery and The Cow House Gallery.
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