Driver filmed on FOOTPATH to Perranporth Beach

Video footage has captured the moment a motorist realised their blunder while driving down a footpath to a beach in Cornwall. The Audi driver seemed to mistake the footbridge heading to Perranporth Beach for a road down onto the sand.

One witness captured the moment the driver realised their error and began reversing back off the popular walkway. Signs leading to the path state that vehicle access is not permitted, except to those with permits.

For locals, these sorts of errors are not uncommon on Cornish beaches. Whether it’s cars being driven the wrong way down to a beach or getting stuck after driving out onto the sand.


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It’s a particularly prominent issue in the summer months when holidaymakers head down to Cornwall - so much so, it’s even led to the period being dubbed as “silly season”. Last summer was one for the ages after four cars got stuck on Towan Beach in Newquay.

A Volvo also became stuck in the mud next to Fistral Beach and a Land Rover was left abandoned in St Ives. And that was all in just 10 days.

But evidently, the issue is beginning to spread throughout the year. In January 2023, a large white and grey truck became stuck in the sand at Porth Beach and remained overnight.

Then, over Easter this year, a Porsche got stuck at Trevone Beach. It appeared to have driven slightly too far while attempting to park and wound up wedged, hanging over the step and above the sand.

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