One of the truly vast beaches of Cornwall that stretches for 3-miles. Overlooking the sands are high backed dunes with smuggler’s caves. The surfing is good at mid-tide with long rides. But, beware of a strong tidal flow. Winston Graham wrote the first four books of the Poldark Saga from a bungalow in the dunes during the late 1940s and early 1950s.  Porth Peran is the cove of St Piran, the National Saint of Cornwall whose relics were unearthed in the 19th century. 

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