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Mawgan Porth

Mawgan Porth beach, Cornwall

Mawgan Porth is a large west facing sandy beach situated mid-way between the larger resorts of Watergate Bay and Bedruthan Steps on the North Cornwall coast between Newquay and Padstow.

The beach lies sheltered between high cliffs and is backed by low dunes. It is cut at its southern end by the St Columb Canal, actually the mouth of the River Menalhyl.

A wide range of accommodation can be found in Mawgan Porth from holiday lets riht through to the classy Bedruthan Hotel and Spa or the luxury Scarlet Hotel and Spa.

There are fine walks along the South West Coast Path south towards Watergate Bay and Newquay or north towards Trevose Head and ultimately Padstow.

Newquay Airport lies about five miles inland at St. Mawgan.


 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Dogs permitted

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly

 Lifeguard in summer


 Good Surfing



OS Explorer Map 106: Newquay & Padstow

OS Explorer Map 106: Newquay & Padstow

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Watergate Bay, St Columb Major, Newquay and Padstow.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:



arrowSt Columb Major




Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowWatergate Bay

	arrowSt Columb Major




Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Padstow, Newquay, Perranporth and Wadebridge.

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