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The beach at Mawgan Porth

Driving into the village, the first thing you notice is the golden sandy beach stretching away from the shops, restaurants and pubs. Everything is set almost immediately on the beach, with sand dusting the streets. It’s this strong beach presence that makes Mawgan Porth so special.

This is a surfers’ paradise. With the Atlantic swells making their way towards the shore, both experienced and novice surfers take to the seas here throughout the year. With other fantastic beaches nearby including Bedruthan Steps, Watergate Bay, Treyarnon Bay, Constantine Bay and Lusty Glaze Beach, there’s no shortage of waves to surf and sandy beaches to enjoy. If you’re keen to get in the water and ride the waves, you can hire a board and wetsuit from Betty’s Surf Shop . For families, there’s also a crazy golf course near the beach.

The sweeping sands of Mawgan Porth beach

If you’re looking for somewhere to eat during your beach day, Mawgan Porth has a few tricks up its sleeve. As well as the more traditional seaside fare served up at the local chippy, the Blue Fish Bar you can indulge in a fine dining experience at the Scarlet Restaurant. This beautiful restaurant creates exquisite dishes for its lunch menu, including sweetcorn soup with Cornish crab and red pepper oil and a delicious wild sea bass with violet potatoes and warm potted shrimps. If you’re visiting with a group or family, check out the Scarlet feasts. If you’re so charmed by Mawgan Porth that you’d rather not step away from the sands for too long, Off The Beach Café is the place for you. This relaxed café and bar offers tapas as well as an extensive lunch menu, complete with haddock fish fingers and stone baked pizzas.

For a hearty pub meal with a sea view, check out the Merrymoor Inn. If you’re looking for a gastro pub experience, the Travellers Rest offers dishes such as antipasti platters, Cornish sirloin steak and beer battered cod.

“Mawgan Porth is a bustling coastal village near Newquay on the rugged North Cornwall coast.”

Mawgan Porth’s prime location on the Cornwall coast makes it hugely popular with holidaymakers. The coastal resort of Newquay is just a short distance away, offering more beaches, a thriving centre and great nightlife. Nearby Watergate Bay also hosts the annual Boardmasters Festival, welcoming big-name music acts, skaters and surfers.

Just a little further away in the opposite direction, you’ll find Padstow. Home of Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, this peaceful harbour town offers independent shops and an idyllic location.

While you’re there

Merlin Golf Club

With stunning views of the Atlantic, this golf course is well worth a visit.

St Eval Kart Circuit

Perfect for adults and kids alike! Book a group activity day or turn up and drive.

Mawgan Porth Beach

This beach is perfect for families, patrolled by lifeguards during the summer months.

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