Perranuthnoe

Perranuthnoe church
Perranuthnoe church

Perranuthnoe is a charming little village that is often overlooked. Located between Marazion and Prussia Cove, it consists of a church, a pub and a beach. The name is derived from the saint's name, Piran, patron saint of Cornwall, plus the name of thelocal manor - Uthno.

The current church in Perranuthno dates back to the fifteenth century but is built on the site of another older church that was built in Norman times.

Dating back to the 12th century is the village pub, the Victoria Inn. It is alleged to be the oldest recorded inn in Cornwall and still offers quality pub food and accommodation.

Perranuthnoe Beach
Perranuthnoe Beach

Perhaps the villages biggest draw is the sandy beach of Perran Sands. About half a mile in length at low tide, the beach is flanked by cliffs. In the summer it is usually fairly safe to swim here although there are no lifeguards. Out of season, however, it can be a different story and the beach can provide som quality surf.