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Mawgan Porth

A golden throw rolled out between rugged cliffs, Mawgan Porth is a little-known beauty in North Cornwall.

If the lure of salty air and the promise of sun-kissed days and drawn-out nights is calling you towards the sea, the romance of Mawgan Porth will certainly capture your imagination. Situated between Newquay and Padstow, this west facing jewel is still a well-kept secret with a soft, sandy shore that rolls out towards the mighty Atlantic. Flanked by soaring cliffs and backed by an untouched Cornish village, its golden hull is protected from biting east winds and is an uncontested favourite.

Ready to spend cherished hours by the sea, keep your eyes on the tide and head down to the beach. With parking available around the village itself and fairly level access, you can easily get onto the beach. Just make sure you don’t leave it until high tide to make your arrival, otherwise you’ll find much less of the beach’s powder-fine sand left to enjoy! Lifeguarded in summer and dog-friendly year-round, you can bring all the gaggle and get settled.

For the active types, swimming is a favourite pastime in the summer’s gentle waters (routinely checked by DEFRA), while occasionally decent swells provide good waves for surfers and bodyboarders. On the shore, beach goers can enjoy games of cricket and frisbee at low tide (a particular favourite amongst four-legged visitors) and exploring the beach’s stream, caves and rock pools. For total relaxation, sitting back with a book or soaking up the views of the beach’s beautiful panoramas will provide a wonderful way to pass the hours.

Only 4 miles from Newquay, 9.5 miles from our luxury cottages in Padstow and a short 3 miles to the famous Bedruthan Steps, there will be plenty for you to see nearby too to further your day’s adventure. And, if you haven’t brought enough snacks for your picnic or can’t wait to refuel with a hearty meal, there are ample places to eat, drink and pick up goodies in the village.

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