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Perranporth, Cornwall

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Perranporth, Cornwall

Perranporth is a small seaside resort town on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is 6 miles southwest of Newquay and 7 miles northwest of Truro. Perranporth and its 3 miles long beach face the Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of 3,066, and is the largest settlement in the civil parish of Perranzabuloe. The village's modern name comes from the Cornish for the cove of Saint Piran (Porth Peran), Saint Piran being one of the patron saints of Cornwall.
Post townPerranporth
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW7554
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01872

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