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Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

Perranporth is a seaside resort town on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, around 8 miles south-west of Newquay. Perranporth and its 3 miles (5 km) long beach face the Atlantic Ocean and is the largest settlement in the civil parish of Perranzabuloe. The town's modern name comes from Porth Peran, the Cornish for the cove of Saint Piran, the patron saint of Cornwall. He founded St Piran's Oratory on Penhale Sands near Perranporth in the 7th century. Buried under sand for many centuries, it was unearthed in the 19th century.