Marvellous Mawgan Porth

Posted on March 6, 2018

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Situated on the rugged north Cornish coast just five miles from the hustle and bustle of Newquay lies Mawgan Porth; an absolute ‘must-visit’ when in Cornwall. A traditional Cornish village, Mawgan Porth offers a beautiful west facing beach, stunning scenery, wondrous walks, superb surfing, fabulous food from the pubs, restaurants, cafes and takeaways and plenty of shops – in fact there is so much here to see and do that you’ll find yourself wanting to come back year after year.

Mawgan Porth’s Sunday Times award winning beach has acres of golden sands and is a fantastic destination for a family day out – great for just relaxing, playing games, making sand castles or maybe just flying a kite, and what’s more it is dog friendly. Rockpools abound and there are plenty of caves to explore. The fantastic Atlantic breakers make for magnificent surfing so there’s lots of fun for everyone, all under the watchful eye of the RNLI lifeguards who operate on the beach every day between April and September.

The South West Coastal Path passes right through Mawgan Porth…from here you can walk northwards towards Padstow, passing en route the starkly beautiful and legendary Bedruthan Steps, or head south to Watergate Bay, Porth and finally Newquay.

Take a wander around and you’ll spot a number of independent shops and cafés – ice cream vans, newsagents, trendy cafes like Off The Beach and the Blue Fish Bar as well as The Merrymoor Inn (great for hearty pub grub) and of course Pengelly’s pasty shop! Families and large groups would be right at home at Fourburrows, one of our spacious properties in this beautiful part of the world, or if you’re travelling down as a couple, treat the other half to a romantic meal for two at The Scarlet, which is just up the hill.

How to get there? From Newquay, head down the coast road to Porth, after which you’ll reach the scenic Watergate Bay (worth stopping at the top of the hill for a photo) and finally, Mawgan Porth – you won’t miss the car park.

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