The Village

Mawgan Porth

Mawgan Porth offers an ideal central location in North Cornwall, with access to almost anywhere in the county within an hours travel, catering for all interests and ideas! Art lovers head to St Ives, for the Tate Gallery and Sculpture Garden, ecologsits love the renowned Eden Project in St Austel, surfers hit Newquay (Mawgan Porth is less known but arguably better!) foodies home in on Padstow, garden lovers are spoilt for choice in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Natural Trust gardens...

The majority of the Northern coastline enjoys dog friendly beaches welcoming families with pets throughout the year. Outside of season, practically all of Cornwall's beaches become dog friendly and all of them have signs at the entrance to the beach with detailed and relevant information.

Walkers can experience stunning scenery along the famous SW footpath, a 630 mile stretch of beautiful, exciting and interesting footpaths leading through the South West of England - 296 miles of which rests in Cornwall. Mawgan Porth offers access to the footpath, and visitors can head South towards Newquay through the prestigious Watergate Bay, or North towards Padstow through the National Trust Area of Bedruthan Steps. Either way, there is an opportunity to catch a bus right back to Mawgan Porth's beachfront via the Western Greyhound service #556. In addition to the coastal footpath, Mawgan Porth links with a series of well-trod inland countryside walks, revealing that Mawgan Porth really is Cornwall's Best Kept Secret. Guests and visitors can enjoy the best of both worlds, with an unforgettable countryside setting on the glorious seaside.

As a popular holiday destination, Mawgan Porth encourages families to the area with a series of light entertainment, including the Donkey Derby and the annual Duck Race, raising funds for the local area. Local attractions also include go-kart racing, a surf school, pitch'n'putt and fishing! This beautiful location offers the perfect backdrop to a memorable holiday, a gorgeous day trip or a wonderful meal out, time and time again.

There is a strong sense of community, with local businesses and associates pulling together to maintain the facilities and the surrounding area. Cornwall Council no longer support the beach or related provisions and so the local community and the Parish Council have undertaken responsibility. This site is dedicated to those businesses, associates and residents who have collectively helped towards The Beach Cleanup. Help support this scheme by using our facilities and staying locally in Mawgan Porth.

Affiliated Sites

Mawgan Porth Cabaret Club

Since the late '80s, local residents have been keeping busy and warm during Winter with the acclaimed Cabaret Club. A collection of classic sing alongs and modern music played out with dance move will entertain the whole family, and runs during the last week of March every year to help raise funds for the Village Hall.

The St Mawgan Clay Pigeon Shooting Club

A firm favourite with regular visitors and residents alike, the shooting club operates from the side of Lanherne Valley on privately owned land. Four traps of varying difficulty with a nuimber of challenging angles available on each, suitable for all abilities. Prebooking is advisable, however the club meets every other Sunday to shoot if you're not sure and would prefer to scout the location first.