Perranporth Beach is so cool, with an open-air swimming pool and The Watering Hole, which claims to be the UK's only ‘bar on the beach' and is a mixture of classic pub, delightful restaurant and live music venue.
It is certainly true to say that Perranporth is one of the best surfing locations in Cornwall, with a diverse range of waves perfect for surfers of all abilities. There are numerous surf schools in the region that can help you learn how to ride the waves.
There are many other exhilarating activities to discover on and around Perranporth's beach, including power kiting, kite surfing and coasteering - a sport that combines swimming, climbing and cliff jumping.
If that all sounds a bit too energetic, head to the beautifully preserved Perranporth boating lake where you can hire a pedalo or rowing boat. The lake is surrounded by picturesque gardens and offers respite from activities, local shops and bars.
Perranporth sits on Cornwall's beautiful South West Coastal Path, which has a routes for walkers of all standards. Wherever you head, you'll find incredible views and landscapes.
Newquay, the region's biggest and most touristy town, is about 10 miles away. Head there for more outstanding beaches and popular attractions including Newquay Zoo and the Blue Reef Aquarium.
Cornwall's capital Truro, also around 10 miles from Perranporth, is a beautiful cathedral city with historic roots as an important market town. The Livestock Market that still takes place every Wednesday is a popular attraction.