Mawgan Porth has all your essential shops, plus great places to eat and drink. However, the jewel in its crown is the beach.
Sitting at the bottom of steep cliffs and with stretching sands at low tide, Mawgan Porth beach has all the best ingredients; rock pools, rolling surf and amazing sunsets. No wonder The Times named it one of the best beaches in Britain stating ‘There are better-known and busier beaches in Cornwall, but few can match the raw beauty of Mawgan Porth’.
It’s also one of Cornwall’s quieter beaches making it popular with families with younger children.
‘King surf’ school based on Mawgan Porth Beach offers both individual and family based surf lessons, taking advantage of the Atlantic waves that just keep on coming.
And you won’t miss another popular attraction – the seasonal crazy golf and pitch and put course based on the seafront near a historic Iron Age site.
The Merrymoor pub has a wide range of real ale and a great selection of food including pizzas to eat in or take away. There is a terrace overlooking the beach for alfresco dining and a small children’s play area.
Travellers Rest with an open log fire in the winter and beamed ceilings is your quintessential village inn, offering a proper roast dinner every day. On the beach there is The Riviera Café, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner which also supports the fish and chip shop and pizzeria. There is outdoor seating or you can you’re your meal on the beach which is only 20 yards away.
Mawgan Porth welcomes dogs all year round. Whether the tide is in or out there is always plenty of room for your dog to run, play and make new friends.
Parking is available next to the beach, with level access onto the sand. Across from the beach you will find public toilet facilities. RNLI Lifeguards are on duty on the beach from April to September. Newquay Airport is 7 miles away making Mawgan Porth a perfect getaway destination.