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Perranporth
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Perran Beach from Droskyn Point
Perranporth shown within Cornwall
Population 3,066 
OS grid reference SW756540
Civil parish
Unitary authority
  • Cornwall
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Perranporth
Postcode district TR6
Dialling code 01872
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
  • Truro & Falmouth
List of places
UK
England
Cornwall
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Perranporth is a small seaside resort on the north coast of Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is six miles (10 km) southwest of Newquay and seven miles (11.3 km) northwest of Truro. Perranporth has a population of 3,066. and is the largest settlement in the parish of Perranzabuloe.

The village's name is Cornish for Saint Piran's cove. It is believed that Saint Piran founded a church at Perranzabuloe near Perranporth in the seventh century. Buried under sand for many centuries, it was unearthed early in the 20th century, but again abandoned in the sands in the 1970s.

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