A Cornish holiday in Mawgan Porth takes advantage of the best of Cornwall’s north coast beaches. A holiday cottage is a perfect way to holiday and enjoy surfing, sandcastles and more.
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Described by locals as “the place that stays the same but just gets better”, Mawgan Porth is the perfect location to relax, boasting acres of soft golden sand for all age groups to enjoy. In contrast to the huge, rugged north Cornwall cliffs, this award-winning west-facing beach is brilliant for sandcastles, but also rewards you with spectacular all-year-round sunsets, rock pooling, body boarding and beach walking. You cannot find a more select, peaceful choice for your holiday than here, so let yourself unwind.
If you are a nature lover, there are wonderfully scenic walks along the cliff tops here, jewelled in summer with sea pinks and gorse. The cliff geology provides a dramatic backdrop to the gentle flat of the bay, dominated by rugged rocks.
Magnificent Atlantic breakers make it a surfing paradise. For beginners, this quiet beach provides a first-class place to learn a few moves on a surfboard. Impressive views appeal to the non-surfers who may wish to simply watch others ride the waves while relaxing with a good book and a delicious Cornish ice cream. People travel far to visit this coveted beach, with its flat sands and, at low tide, plentiful coves and caves to explore. To make your holiday complete, pubs, bars and shops are all nearby to cater for your needs.
Away from the coast, a mile inland, a circular walk takes you to the village of St Mawgan for an authentic taste of Cornwall, with its thirteenth-century parish church, and a Post Office at the centre of village life which is supposedly the best tea room in Cornwall. See what you think. Try the lush Vale of Lanherne to check out the traditional Falcon Inn with beams, a roaring log fire and fresh local produce served daily .
The South West Coast Path offers the best of both worlds as it passes right through here on the route to foodie Padstow via the legendary and starkly beautiful National Trust area of Bedruthan Steps, spectacular stone stacks said to have been built by a giant to traverse the bay. The Cornish are marvellous at storytelling.
Padstow, North Cornwall’s premier gastro destination, is renowned for the famous sea food and fish and chips of celebrity chef, Rick Stein. If you love amazing food, take the ferry across the estuary from Padstow to Rock to check out Paul Ainsworth’s gastropub, The Mariners. Mawgan Porth is also perfectly positioned for Newquay approached courtesy of its prestigious Watergate Bay beach, with two miles of beautiful sand and crashing surf out to the Atlantic.
Exploring further afield, art lovers will adore St Ives with its renowned Tate Gallery, while the ecologically-minded will thoroughly enjoy a visit to the transformative Eden Project. If history is more your choice, then visit the intimate Elizabethan Manor at Trerice.