Mawgan Porth

Mawgan Porth

A perfect family holiday destination in Cornwall.

Situated at the bottom of dramatic cliffs that sweep down to the sands, Mawgan Porth beach is a sheltered spot with rockpools, caves and surf to play in. It’s dog friendly all year round and lifeguarded in the summer - the ideal spot for family fun.

The Times recognised Mawgan Porth as one if its favourite beaches, praising its “rare beauty” and perfect surf for beginners.

Found within easy reach of Newquay International Airport, Mawgan Porth village has a pub, general store and plenty of places to stay. From donkey derbies to duck races, Christmas lights and the annual Feast sports day, open to all comers, village life is inclusive and visitor-friendly, with plenty of things to do to keep you entertained.

Walk north along the South West Coastal Path and find the Bedruthan Steps, said to have been created by a huge giant, and eventually reach Padstow. Or try the walk south to discover more golden sandy beaches and coves as you make your way towards Newquay.

We love...

Swimming in the natural swimming pools amongst the rocks at low tide at nearby Treyarnon Bay.

Don't miss...

The sight of a thousand yellow plastic ducks swimming along the river in the annual village duck race, held each August.