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Luxury holiday home, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

To The Shore

Luxury holiday home, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Sleeps up to 8 in 4 bedrooms (+cot) Friday arrival Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
The Retreat

Moments from Mawgan Porth beach, To the Shore is an exclusive luxury home offering coastal lifestyle at its finest. Sleeping 8, this modern, high-tech retreat comes with a show-stopping balcony, a sunny terrace, gas barbecue, fire pit, an après-surf shower and an electric car charging facility. It’s even dog friendly.

Short breaks are available from September – June excluding school holidays (Monday and Friday arrivals only, 3 night minimum) Please enquire with the team here

In a small and exclusive private development of luxury holiday retreats, in the heart of Mawgan Porth, you’ll find To the Shore. It’s been designed and built with luxury coastal living in mind, with a reverse level layout to give lovely views across the valley from the living areas and south-facing balcony. Generous bedrooms, ample facilities and carefully chosen furnishings make this holiday home a delight from the moment you step through the door. The epic sandy beach at Mawgan Porth, is a very short stroll away.

You’ll approach To the Shore up a private drive just 150 metres back from the beach. Pull into one of your allocated parking spaces (you can plug your electric vehicle right here if you drive one), and walk up steps past your extensive front lawn to your door.

Inside To The Shore

Stepping inside you’ll find a very contemporary retreat that’s been styled lovingly by its owners with an eye for iconic modern design and coastal comfort. On the ground floor you’ll find most of the sleeping accommodation. Overlooking the front lawn and garden, and with a four metre sliding patio door, is the principal bedroom complete with king sized bed, a fully tiled en suite shower room with large monsoon shower, fitted wardrobe and dressing table. The second bedroom is a lovely generously-sized twin room and will suit adults, teenagers or children alike, and the third is fitted out with playful bunk beds — both of these are to the rear of the property and have ample fitted wardrobes. A family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin completes the accommodation on this floor.

Up the wood and glass stairs is the stylish open plan living, dining and kitchen area. Wide patio doors slide open leading to the first floor balcony with its glazed balustrade. This space is south facing and catches the sun all day, with panoramic views of the valley. You have a sea glimpse to one side and this is a dramatic place to watch vibrant North Cornish coastal sunsets to the west. There’s an al fresco dining table for family and friends, as well as a suspended egg chair for you to escape the world with a good book or tipple.

The living space has a contemporary L-shaped sofa, additional beanbags and a 42” wall-mounted smart TV. The lovely oak dining table seats eight plus and hi-tech mood lighting can be set at the touch of a button for any time of day. The kitchen is a place for serious cooks and is configured around an island. It has AEG appliances — a large induction hob, electric oven and a second combination oven/microwave as well as a full height 70:30 fridge freezer. A flueless faux log fire adds a lovely touch of indulgent warmth and luxury for chillier winter nights.

Also on this floor is bedroom four, with a king sized bed and a generous en suite with monsoon shower. This room also comes with a cinema video projector with Netflix, Airplay and a collection of films — so you can chill with your favourite show that’s mega-sized on the wall. A WC and hand basin completes the layout of this floor.

Outside and the surrounding area

To the Shore has plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining. The south-facing front lawn is large and has a paved terrace with an outdoor sofa set, and behind the home, up some granite steps is an additional elevated patio ideal for evening entertaining and socialising. It’s complete with a gas fired barbecue grill, al fresco dining table for eight, an outdoor sofa set and fire pit. There is also a hot après-surf shower to the side of the home, along with a bench and wetsuit rail area.

You can be on Mawgan Porth beach from the front door in only a few moments — about 150m away and an easy stroll along open pavements (ideal if you happen to be in charge of a buggy). It’s one of the finest in North Cornwall — long, flat and sandy, and surrounded on both sides by cliffs and rocks. Caves and rock outcrops are revealed as the tide recedes and it’s popular with families and surfers alike, with lifeguards during the main holiday seasons and an excellent surf school (book well in advance). Opposite the beach is the little roadside village of Mawgan Porth, with facilities including the brilliant Cornish Fresh convenience store, two surf shops (Betty’s and Married to the Sea, and a traditional pub The Merrymoor Inn. Eateries here include a traditional fish and chip shop, Catch Seafood Bar, and for amazing pizzas Woodfire at the Mill (AKA Scott & Babs) ar up the valley in the pretty village of St Mawgan. There are numerous other restaurants up and down the coast here, as well as many more beaches to explore. These range from the epic watersport beaches of Watergate Bay and Fistral, to the rugged delights of Porthcothan Beach.

Things we love about To The Shore

This is a stunning combination of the perfect retreat in the perfect location. If you like the best of contemporary design and intelligent architecture you’ll love the property. If you like salt spray in your face and pristine Cornish sand between your toes, you’ll love Mawgan Porth. What could be better than waking up to a coffee on your terrace, a morning spent exploring the awesome coastal path (it goes right past here), an afternoon coasteering or learning to surf, and then back for a barbecue of locally caught seafood and a night of great conversation around your fire pit? We think To the Shore has it all, and we think you’ll agree.

The ultimate wow factor!
To The Shore has the ultimate wow factor! Taken aback with its modern design and features, what a beautiful and comfortable retreat for our group of three adults, one teen and one older child. The main highlight was the projector room loved by kids! The beach being a stone's throw away was a treat, watching the waves was so mesmerising. Being close to the airport and bus transport was a bonus. So much to do indoors in comfort on rainy days (which we had). Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!
Mrs Alan — February 2024
Features

Retreat Features

  • Moments from the beach
  • Contemporary holiday home
  • Electric car charger
  • Barbecue terrace
  • Hot après-surf shower
  • Secure, dog friendly garden
SLEEPING
Principal bedroom: king bed with en suite
Bedroom two: twin beds
Bedroom three: bunk beds
Bedroom four: king bed with en suite

All bed linen and bath towels provided
COOKING & DINING
Open plan lounge / kitchen / diner
Modern amenities
LIVING & RELAXING
Large open plan living space
Smart TV
Cinema video projector with Netflix, Airplay and a collection of films
Luxury kitchen
Coffee machine (Nespresso Original)
BATHROOM
Two en suites
Family bathroom
Additional WC
OUTDOORS
Barbecue terrace
Balcony
Hot après-surf shower
Gated garden
Electric car charger
PARKING
Private parking for two cars
Electric car charging
BABIES & TODDLERS
Travel cot and highchair on request (cot linen not supplied)
Sorry it is not possible to fit stairgates in this property
PETS
Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
UTILITIES
Washing machine
Tumble dryer
Essential cleaning items
HEATING
Underfloor heating
ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES
Friday changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
Location

MAWGAN PORTH

Situated midway between Padstow and Newquay on the rugged north Cornish coast, Mawgan Porth offers you a beautiful west facing beach, stunning scenery, wondrous walks, superb surfing, an amazing variety of accommodation to suit everyone’s taste and pocket, fabulous food from the pubs, restaurants, cafes and takeaways and then there’s the shops of all kinds – in fact, there is so much here to see and do that you’ll find yourself wanting to come back year after year.

Travel times

  • To the Shore is 5.5 miles from Newquay Station. The branch line service to Newquay from Par takes about 50 minutes. Regular and convenient services run to Par from all over the UK.
  • Mawgan Porth is between Padstow and Newquay. Driving time from London is around five hours in normal traffic while Exeter is around an hour and a half away. We’ll send you detailed route information before the start of your holiday.

Things we love

  • A short stroll to the heart of the village and the beach
  • Within a short drive to the attractions of Padstow and Newquay
  • Plenty of beaches and coastline to discover

The mawgan porth guide

Fabulous food

From classic fish and chips eaten on the seawall to shellfish platters in award-winning restaurants, seafood lovers will be delighted by the choice on offer in and around Mawgan Porth. If seafood’s not your thing, find exquisitely cooked steaks, vegetarian dishes made from local, seasonal produce and pizzas to keep the kids happy! Mawgan Porth is also home to one of the best food markets selling local produce — Cornish Fresh, on the beachfront, stocks fresh bread, pastries and pasties, as well as cupboard staples, spirits and wine, and delicious stone baked takeaway pizzas

Mawgan Porth is less than ten miles from Padstow and hour from Newquay, so it’s just a short hop if you want a change of scene. Paul Ainsworth’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Paul Ainsworth at No. 6, is in the heart of Padstow, whilst seafood restaurant Emily Scott Food is just round the headland in Watergate Bay, a half-hour walk.

Surfers at Mawgan Porth beach near Forever Cornwall holiday cottages

Breathtaking beaches

Mawgan Porth makes the perfect base for a beach holiday. Sheltered by towering cliffs on either side, the family-friendly beach has lots of rock pools, caves to explore, and a huge stream flowing down the southern edge of the beach. It’s also covered by seasonal lifeguards, making swimming and surfing safe.

When you’re after a change of scene, head to Newquay, which has no fewer than ten superb beaches within eight miles of the town. Most are at least half a mile long with plenty of space to explore and play. Lifeguards cover most of these beaches from March through until September, and from the shore you’ll be able to watch the surfers harness the Atlantic rollers. Newquay is also home to every conceivable kind of water and sand-based sport you can think of, from paddleboarding and kitesurfing to sandboarding.

Spa at Mawgan Porth near Forever Cornwall holiday cottages

Clifftop pampering

With two award-winning spas perched on the cliffs above the village and beautiful turquoise sea lapping at the cliffs below, if it’s unwinding you’re after then Mawgan Porth is the perfect spot. Perched on the rugged clifftops is The Scarlet, a luxury adult-only eco retreat with clifftop hot tubs and natural reed pool. Also in Mawgan Porth, the family-friendly Bedruthan Hotel offers a back-to-nature spa experience with a sensory spa garden, sauna rituals and day spas, again looking over the beautiful expanse of Mawgan Porth.

Start the day with a stroll along the beach and an invigorating sea swim, or lace up your boots and take the footpath in either direction — north towards Constantine Bay or south to Newquay. Return to your retreat for a hot bath and a glass of wine while you watch the sun set, or tucked under a blanket in front of a woodburner. Bliss.

Beaches
Mawgan Porth beach near to Forever Cornwall holiday cottages

Mawgan Porth

You could spend the entire week at this brilliant lifeguarded beach and still crave more. As a family friendly option, you can’t beat it: dunes, rock pools, caves, and two surf schools minutes away — Waves Surf School and The Surf Club Cornwall both run beginner, group and private lessons throughout the year. It’s perfect for tiring dogs out in the winter months (there are no dog restrictions), and ideal for sandcastle building come summer. There’s even a stream that runs down the beach to the sea, perfect for little ones when the sea’s on the rough side.

Lifeguarded? Early May-end of Sept
Dog-friendly? Yes, all year round

Beach near holiday accommodation in Newquay by Forever Cornwall

Lusty Glaze

Lusty Glaze in Newquay is a little more secluded than its more famous neighbours, notably Fistral or Towan, but it is utterly beautiful. Sheltered by high cliffs, with a fabulous beach restaurant and atmospheric live music sundowner sessions during the summer, Lusty Glaze is a great choice. There’s also a brilliant activity centre on the beach, so whether you fancy surfing, abseiling or dodgeball, there’s something for everyone at this beach.

Lifeguarded? Early May-end of Sept
Dog-friendly? Yes, all year round

Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay is a vast, two-mile stretch of sand on the outskirts of Newquay. Popular with surfers, sun seekers and dog walkers, there’s plenty of room on this beach for everyone. A small village with the same name has formed around the beach, with three good restaurants, including Emily Scott Food – and plenty of surf schools, such as Blue Surf school. There is a car park near the beach, making for easy access.

Lifeguarded? Early May-end of Sep
Dog-friendly? Yes, all year round

Porth Beach

This sheltered stretch of sand is a ‘Seaside Award’ beach, a scheme which recognises beaches throughout the country that celebrate the quality and diversity of the coastline. There is lifeguard cover from mid-May to the end of September, and the wonderful Gwenna Teahouse cafe at one end of the beach, Porth is a perfect family friendly beach.

Lifeguarded? Mid May-end of Sep
Dog-friendly? Seasonal dog ban May-September

Food & drink
Fish Restaurant Mawgan Porth near to Forever Cornwall holiday cottages

Catch Seafood Bar and Grill

Book in for a glorious Sunday roast with a view, stroll in off the beach for a sandwich or book in for a supper with sunset views — the menu at this beachfront seafood bar revolves around fresh fish landed from the local dayboats. The Newquay Bay local lobster is drizzled in garlic butter and comes with sea-salted fries, and there’s an good range of vegetarian dishes too too, with things like of green olive linguine and kitchen garden green tacos on the menu. The large decked terrace just off the sand is the perfect spot for a Catch Kernow Spritz cocktail.

The Kitchen by the Beach

You’ll find this cool cafe at The Park, a beautiful site with a collection of places to stay, from luxury cabins and lodges to yurts and cottages, all tucked away behind Mawgan Porth beach. The bright, colourful, contemporary cafe has a Scandi feel and hosts pizza nights on Sunday evenings, as well as roasts on Sundays — popular so always book! It’s open for breakfast from 8.30 (the Full Cornish comes with local bacon and sausages) whilst dinner dishes include Newlyn fish and chips with chunky tartare sauce. It’s dog friendly, too, and you can watch people splashing in the pool through the picture windows on one side.

Beach Box Cafe

This beachfront cafe in Mawgan Porth is housed in a converted shipping container has been serving up tasty, wholesome food and drink since 2016. The menu includes smoothie bowls and freshly made breakfast baps using Cornish only ingredients, as well as delicious flatbreads, wraps and buddha bowls. They even serve their own freshly made ice cream. They offer a beach picnic delivery service to help you avoid queueing later in the day — order at the box with your beach location (they have a grid map of the beach to help them locate you) and they’ll deliver at your chosen time!

Local food in Mawgan Porth

Mawgan Porth is home to one of the best beachfront food markets, Cornish Fresh, which supports local suppliers and artisan food producers, from fresh bread, pastries and pasties, as well as pantry staples, spirits and wine, plus stone baked takeaway pizzas. It’s a great place to stock up on goodies to take home with you. Newquay is five miles away, and has farmers’ markets, breweries, food stores and bakeries.

Find out more about buying local in with our handy Local Food Guide to Newquay and Mawgan Porth.

Generric Fish

Eating out in Newquay

One of the great things about staying in Mawgan Porth is being able to get to Newquay easily for eating out. Having long ago shed its reputation as Cornwall’s party capital, Newquay is now a culinary hotspot, with a number of award-winning seafood restaurants, wine clubs and cocktail bars, vineyards, quirky pop-ups, artisan bakeries and cafes, beachside food trucks and brilliant pubs in and around the town.

To find out where we recommend, take a look at our Newquay Guide for inspiration.

Things to Do
Bedruthan Steps at Mawgan Porth near holiday cottages by Forever Cornwall

Bedruthan Steps

A 40-minute walk via the coastal footpath from Mawgan Porth will bring you to this National Trust area, a popular spot for stargazing. When the tide is out, you can walk among the giant cliff stacks and ponder the local legend of the giant, Bedruthan. The cliff stacks are said to be his stepping stones for a shortcut across the bay when the tide was in — and whatever the real story of how this dramatic formation came to be, they’re well worth a visit. Finish off your trip with a cream tea at this wonderful cafe overlooking the beach.

Newquay aquarium and zoo

Mawgan Porth may not seem a likely wildlife wonderland, but with Blue Reef Aquarium and Newquay Zoo just a few miles away, animal-lovers will be delighted at the opportunities to get up close and personal with some amazing species. From reef sharks to giant octopi, the aquarium has plenty to see and much more to learn — they do a huge amount for conservation. This is similar at Newquay Zoo, where the staff pride themselves on their dedication to conservation and their breeding programmes. Spot lions, sloths and monkeys at this family-friendly attraction.

Surf lesson in progress near Mawgan Porth holiday cottages by Forever Cornwall

Watergate Bay

Just around the headland from Mawgan Porth — an easy 45-minute walk on the coast path — is Watergate Bay, home to a huge expanse of sand and every conceivable kind of water and sand-based sport there is! From surfing and paddleboarding to kite surfing, kayaking, coasteering and boadyboarding, this two-mile stretch of golden sand has it all. And if you’d rather stay on dry land, why not race around the sand on a kite buggy or landboard? There a numerous places to eat on the beach, from Emily Scott’s Restaurant to more relaxed options, such as the Hangout, a converted shipping container tucked into the cliffs above.

Guests Say
  • The ultimate wow factor!

    To The Shore has the ultimate wow factor! Taken aback with its modern design and features, what a beautiful and comfortable retreat for our group of three adults, one teen and one older child. The main highlight was the projector room loved by kids! The beach being a stone's throw away was a treat, watching the waves was so mesmerising. Being close to the airport and bus transport was a bonus. So much to do indoors in comfort on rainy days (which we had). Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! P.s. lovely smelling linen and towels!

    Mrs Alan — February 2024
  • Beautiful

    What can I say? I'm speechless as to how beautiful and well equipped this house is. My family absolutely loved staying here. The children loved playing in the projector room and I enjoyed looking out at the gorgeous views. We are truly honoured to have stayed in your beautiful property.

    Shamina — February 2024
  • Amazing

    We have all had a lovely holiday, such an amazing place to stay.

    Sandland & James families — August 2023
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  • What a beautiful house this in!

    What a beautiful house this is! We much enjoyed staying here. The beach was lovely and only a few minutes away and we were very fortunate with the weather. We also enjoyed some tranquil walks in all directions. Such a peaceful and enjoyable stay!

    O'Driscolls & Patricks — May 2023
  • Perfect

    One of the most relaxed weeks we've had. Thanks for the use of your holiday home. Beach walks and chilling. Box on the Beach for brekkie, The Catch for tea/supper. Perfect holiday.

    Paul & Emma — October 2022
  • An incredible house

    What an incredible house that really felt like home for the week. A perfect place to relax with everything we needed. Sitting on the balcony with a glass or two looking at the waves, dancing to the music with the brilliant sound system and generally relaxing. Wonderful coastal walks to Watergate. The Japanese garden at St Mawgan was stunning — so tranquil. Thank you so much, finding it very hard to leave so I'm sure we'll be back.

    Sally & family — May 2022
  • A fabulous home

    You must be very proud of your home here at To The Shore. A fabulous home that suited my elderly dad, sister and our husbands very well. Our dog loved the verandah to survey the world! We loved easy walks on the beach and The Cornish Heritage Museum is a must visit. Thank you.

    The Stratton family — October 2021
  • Such a relaxing time

    Thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful place, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My sister and I made full use of your sound system as well as the projector. Our parents could not get over how well the place was built and the decor inside. Such a relaxing time, it was exactly what we needed away from the city. See you again soon!

    The Mangalesh family – September 2021
  • A wonderful stay

    We have all enjoyed a wonderful stay at 'To The Shore' in Mawgan Porth. We are a family of seven and the house has been incredibly comfortable for us all. We've enjoyed breakfast on the balcony and listening to our dance music through the incredible sound system in the evenings. Days filled with wonderful walks with our dog Teddy, fun on the beach, surfing, jet skiing and all round relaxation! Great food and drinks found in Mawgan Porth, St. Mawgan and Lusty Glaze beach. Cornwall always gives it all. See you again soon!

    The Hayward family — August 2021
  • Beautiful place

    We had the most amazing stay at your beautiful place, thank you so much. Our three kids loved your bunk beds and your house was so functional for a family with young children. We loved tide running and chasing waves at Mawgan Porth. My daughter, who is seven, wanted to stay behind with the house and be a little house elf. We love Cornwall!

    The Sliwinski family — August 2021
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