PERRANPORTH... please don't kite at the town end !

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Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:23 pm

Perranporth is a small town with a huge NW facing sandy beach just south of Newquay in Cornwall. It is a very popular spot for both kitesurfing and land kiting activities.

Due mainly to the huge popularity of kite buggies and KiteATB on the large expance of flat sand at the town end of the beach in front of the lifeguard building and the Watering hole pub the local council have had to impose restrictions as to where all kite activities can take place.

After meetings and discussions between the local Council, the RNLI and the active local kite community and instructors throughout winter 2003-04 the following restrictions have been put in place.

There are now Zones where kiting and kitesurfing are NOT allowed. It is very simple and there are signs up at beach access points.

Please do NOT kite or kitesurf in the red zones where kites are prohibited.

Beach access for the kiting area is possible via the Haven Holiday park and a walk through the dunes. Please remember there is a no-go bathing area in front of the steps at the beach here. Either side is good to go.

These regualations are in place ALL YEAR ROUND and AT ALL TIMES.

This plan is still on a TRIAL basis so please stick to it.

Most importantly for kitesurfers is not to ride at high tides at the town end between Flat Rocks and Chapel Point... we know its great riding but continuing to ride here may lead to a review and a total ban.

There is still, more often than not, enough beach space to land and launch through high tides at the Perran Sands / Penhale end. Please be aware of turbulant winds and updrafts if flying near to the dunes !!!

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Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:59 am

hi

we're on holiday near perranporth next week and wanted to check if there had been any change to the above restrictions.

it sounds like it's best to access via the haven holiday park rather than walk up from the town end.

is there parking in the park for non-haven people? can i just drive in and park near the dunes and walk over?

any other local recommendations where i can avoid beachgoers gratefully received. i'm a responsible and safety-conscious kitesurfer but busy beaches up here means about 20 familes on a 1 mile stretch!

i'll also call airjam later in the week.

thanks,

paul.
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Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:45 am

btw i think that the missing image above is also on kitebeaches - posted here for reference.

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please let me know if incorrect and i will remove.

paul.
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Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:03 pm

Hi,

Holiday season has started, so the beach has been full and the life guards are out.
So a shame that I was told by a friend that somebody was out, at high tide, in the non kite zone, using a Flysurfer in off-shore conditions !
If this rings a bell or you know the culprit, can you please pass on that we don't want kitesurfing banned in Perranporth. So please stick to the kite zones and it's not a top plan to kite in almost bang on off-shore wind !

Thanks

Rory
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