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Penhale Sands Stone Cross, Cornwall


  • Located in Perranporth, Cornwall, South West England, England
  • Saint Piran, a sixth century saint, is said to have been washed up on Perran Beach after his expulsion from Ireland. St Piran's Oratory was then built in Penhale Sands. When the sands buried St Piran's Oratory, a church was built a short distance away to the east. The Penhale Sands Stone Cross is located close to these points of interest and helps visitors navigate the dunes to the remains of both St Piran's Oratory and St Piran's Church
  • To visit, follow the South West Coast Path from either Perranporth or Holywell. About half way down Perran Beach, there's a path that heads east across Penhale Sands. This is clearly marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer 104 'Redruth & St Agnes' map. You'll notice that the dunes are sandy at this point as opposed to being covered by grass. Follow the path east and you'll see the Stone Cross rising from a dune in front of you. St Piran's Oratory and St Piran's Church are north and north east of Penhale Sands Stone Cross
  • Clearly, you can walk to Penhale Sands Stone Cross from the surrounding villages as well. Again, see the Ordnance Survey Explorer 104 'Redruth & St Agnes' map for details
  • By James Penman

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Penhale Sands

Located in Perranporth, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Penhale Sands is a 'Special Area of Conservation' spreading out behind Perran Beach to Holywell Beach and Dunes. There are interesting information boards in the local area from which the following chunks of text are take...

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Perran Beach

Located in Perranporth, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Massive blond sand beach running from Perranporth north to Ligger Point. It's a superb place and we include it in our Top 10 Recommended Beaches in Cornwall list. Backs onto Penhale Sands, a 'Special Area of Conservation...

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Perran or Ligger Bay

Located in Perranporth, Cornwall, South West England, England

Approximately 1.1 miles away.

Exceptionally beautiful bay and coastline whose major draw is the mighty Perran Beach...

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Sand Castles
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Approximately 1.5 miles away.

Total Bedrooms: 4; Maximum Occupants: 8; Rates: 699 - 1,729 Per Week

Situated in a prominent position just yards from Perranporth Beach, Sand Castles has superb views out to sea. It also features parking for 3 cars, and is within a short walk of the town centre....

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Lakewell Cottage, Lakewell
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Approximately 2.1 miles away.

Rates: 217 - 491 Per Week

Close to the spectacular north coast surfing beaches these two very comfortable and attractively furnished cottages each enjoy their own small gardens adjacent to the owners home and with access to 5 acres of grounds wit...

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Lakewell Barn, Lakewell
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Approximately 2.1 miles away.

Rates: 217 - 491 Per Week

Close to the spectacular north coast surfing beaches these two very comfortable and attractively furnished cottages each enjoy their own small gardens adjacent to the owners home and with access to 5 acres of grounds wit...

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