The kite zones are marked on the maps you’ll find at most access points to Perranporth beach (see below). These mean you can’t kite at high tide at the Perranporth town end of the beach. When it’s high tide and there are big tides, there can be insufficient safe space at the Perran sands end of the beach. Do watch out for lofting due to the dunes that back onto the beach at Perran Sands.
From the town car parks, walk along the beach past the Watering Hole pub and the Life Guard / Surf Club building, to in front of “flat rocks”.
The beach is almost straight north south, so works in southerly, westerly and northerly. The wind is less gusty at the Perran Sands end in Southerly winds.
Big tide days often deliver wide flat water sections for the twin tips. Wave board riders tend to favour the Perran Sands end where the big waves hold for longer.
There are no longer any kitesurf shops in Perranporth, but plenty of good pasties from the likes of Chapmans Butchers on the high street where they’re used to people wandering in, still wearing a wetsuit. At weekends and in the summer the Watering Hole is apparently Britain’s only pub on the beach and a great place for a post kite pint or any spectators you’ve brought along to get a drink and some food. In town, opposite the beach front car park the Tin Fin has a slightly more pricey but all locally sourced range of very tasty food.
Most entrances to the beach have big signs up re the kitesurf zones:
At the Perranporth town end, a direct southerly gets gusty, so best to go elsewhere. It’s less at the Haven end, but still gusty.
From a SW all the way round to a northerly is great.
If the swell / waves is above 7 to 10 foot it tends to break and re-form several times so at these heights, it’s not a great wave spot. Depending on the day there can be nice flat sections between the waves or a bit messy.