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Mawgan Porth Beach

Newquay, Cornwall

Rural west facing long flat sandy beach, exposed to Atlantic swells. Cliffs to the north and south, and at low tide a number of caves and coves are exposed. River on south side flowing into the sea. Highly popular with families and surfers.

Beach Type



Beach shops
Garage and a surf school with hire facilities


Can provide good
Uncrowded waves for surfing

Nature and Wildlife

Coastal walks

Water Quality




Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre Marcus Hill. Newquay. Cornwall. TR7 1BD. General enquiries: +44 01637 854020 Bed Locating Team: +44 01637 854020 Events hotline: +44 01637 854040 Fax:+44 01637 854030


Nearest town: Newquay
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4663, -5.03276
Postcode: TR8 4BL
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Newquay, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


Take the B3276 north from Newquay.

Public Transport

Bus route 556

Nearest Railway Stations

Newquay (Approx. 4 miles away)
Quintrell Downs (Approx. 5 miles away)
St Columb Road (Approx. 6 miles away)
Roche (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available behind the beach. A fee applies.

Nearby Car Parks

Mawgan Porth Beach, Mawgan Porth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Carnewas (for Bedruthan Steps), Trenance (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Tregurrian Hill, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Watergate Bay, Newquay (Long stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Newquay Airport, Newquay (Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Park Head, Treburrick (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Porthcothan Beach, Porthcothan (Long stay).
About 3 miles away
Porth Beach, Newquay (Long stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Lusty Glaze, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Albany Road, Newquay (Short stay).
About 4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Newquay