This peaceful village on the Roseland peninsula has a few shops selling fish and local produce amongst other things and the Royal Standard is a decent pub offering food and a beer garden.
Originally the village of Curgurrell, a 6th century Welsh king, Gerennius, settled here and changed its name. The present church of St Gerendus dates from the 13th century, though this has apparently been hallowed land since the time of Gerennius. Like many Cornish churches, its mediaeval octagonal spire acts as an important daymark to those navigating the nearby waters.
On the coast near Gerrans is the sheltered fishing village of Portscatho and various sandy beaches.