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Mawgan Porth  



Mawgan Porth is a large sheltered beach that sits at the bottom of steep cliffs. A quiet sandy bay that is a highly popular family holiday spot.


The Times newspaper reported about Mawgan Porth, "There are better-known and busier beaches in Cornwall, but few can match the raw beauty of Mawgan Porth, on the north coast near Newquay. Shielded on both sides by cliffs, it has acres of soft white sand, rock pools, caves and magical sunsets."

As the tide recedes not only does it expose a mass of soft sand, but also reveals rock pools and caves to explore. The beach is also suitable for for both body-boarding and surfing. Surf schools, which specialises in smaller groups, giving family and individual tuition operate from here.

Mawgan Porth has lifeguards during the summer months that patrol each and everyday, from morning till dusk, so you can feel very safe if you fancy a swim. Please be sure to observe the flags, and the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Bedruthan Steps Beach (0.8m)


Pentire Steps Beach (1.2m)


Watergate Bay (1.3m)


Porthcothan Bay (1.9m)


Fox Cove (2.3m)


Whipsiderry Beach (2.5m)


Porth Beach (2.7m)


Treyarnon Bay (2.7m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities


Car Park on other side of the road.

Lifeguard Service Facilities

RNLI Lifeguard cover from May to October.

Cafe and shops, Toilets.

Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Dogs allowed all year round.

Access to beach, Toilets.

OS Grid Reference - SW 84922 67201

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 184922 : 067201

Postcode (nearest) TR8 4BA

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SW849672

Latitude : Longitude : 50.465099 : -5.0319421



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