Mawgan Porth Beach

Mawgan Porth Beach near Newquay, Cornwall

Mawgan Porth Beach is a popular surfing and family beach approximately 6 miles north of Newquay, Cornwall. It is situated in a scenic, sheltered cove, at roughly the midway point between Watergate Bay and Bedruthan Steps beaches.


Beach at Mawgan Porth, CornwallMawgan Porth is a large, north west-facing beach. At low tide there are small caves to explore and a wide expanse of sand to enjoy. At high tide a reasonable amount of sand remains. A river runs through the southern side of the beach on its way to the sea.

Holiday cottages in Mawgan Porth offer a range of self catering accommodation near the beach. Holiday cottages in Watergate Bay (2 miles from Mawgan Porth by road) and Newquay (6 miles) provide further self catering options.

A large car park is situated by the beach, from where the beach is easily accessible. There is disabled access to the beach. Toilets, refreshments and beach shops are also situated by the beach. Watersports equipment may be hired from the surf school. Lifeguards patrol the beach in the peak season. Dogs are permitted on Mawgan Porth Beach.

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