Perranuthnoe is one of our favourite places to head to all year round. It is an idyllic village located just north of Marazion and St Michael's Mount.
A sheltered, sandy beach awaits at the end of the village (with parking not far from it), steps leading to it or a ramp for those with buggys. At either end of the beach are fun rock pools for exploring.
Sometimes there is a little surf here, so when the other coast is getting a bit of a pounding, it is the perfect place to go. The rest of the time, the sea tends to be pretty calm and peaceful and I have enjoyed taking my stand up paddleboard out for a gentle cruise.
Just up from the beach is a lovely family friendly beach cafe, called The Cabin. Here you can grab an ice cream, hot chocolate or light lunch and sit in the sunny garden. A little further (no more than 50 metres) up from the beach is the superb Peppercorn Cafe. The food here is delicious, as is the coffee and there is also a sunny garden for al fresco dining. Around the courtyard outside the Peppercorn are a few craft shops and a gallery.
Meander slowly through the village and you will come across another gem, The Victoria Inn, reputedly one of the oldest inns in Cornwall. Award winning food is served up alongside local ales, Cornish lager, ciders and fine wines.
From the village there are some stunning coast path walks. Walk south and you will be able to enjoy gazing at The Mount and across Mounts Bay. Walk north and you will discover hidden coves, stunning coastline, Prussia Cove (another favourite of ours) and eventually Kenneggy Sands and Praa Sands.
Trenow Cottage, Perranuthnoe, sleeps 4
Hendra Cottage, Perranuthnoe, sleeps 3
St.Petry, Goldsithney, sleeps 6