Mawgan Porth offers great beaches, renowned surfing and beautiful walks.
With the option to explore the busier spots of Padstow and Newquay, safe in the knowledge that you can escape ‘home’ at the end of the day, you really couldn't ask for a better self catering holiday location.
During the day
Basing your holiday in this area really does open up your choices.
If the beach and surfing is your thing then Mawgan Porth beach is on your doorstep with the option of Watergate Bay to the south and Whitestone Cove to the north.
The South West Coast Path offers the chance of stunning walking along the cliff tops with access from various points down onto the beautiful beaches. Do check the tides though, just to make sure that you don't get caught out.
There is a bus route from Newquay to Padstow via Mawgan Porth providing the option of a longer walk,
some refreshments and a leisurely bus ride home at the end of the day.
Eating, drinking & catering
There are many picturesque villages in the area with pubs and restaurants offering a tremendous choice of food, wines and local ales.
Less than a mile inland from Mawgan Porth is the picturesque village of St Mawgan with The Falcon Inn dating back to the mid seventeen hundreds and its picture perfect church dating back to the thirteenth century.
There are small shops in many of the villages however, for the full retail experience, you need to travel just a couple of miles to Newquay or, a little further to Padstow (the spot if you enjoy seafood) or Wadebridge.
There is a great deal of history to explore in the local, unspoilt villages, many offering the traditional focal points of the village inn and the church.
Fancy venturing a little further?
Why not explore the breath taking scenery at Tintagel and immerse yourself in the legend of King Arthur.
In more recent times, Cornwall generated tremendous wealth from its tin and copper mines leaving a legacy of magnificent engine houses, mining tramways and one or two interesting place names.
Wonderfully remote as Cornwall feels, you are never far from the A30 linking Lands’ End to the M5 and A303.
The nearest station is at Newquay.
The area is well served with airfields for both private and commercial flights. Flybe, Skybus and Ryanair are operating regular domestic and international flights to Newquay with a growing choice of routes.