Sand castles, surfing and the Scarlet spa

Build sand castles, hunt in rock pools, learn to surf. Soak in the spa at the Scarlet. Celebrate your visit to Mawgan Porth, one of Britain's-best beaches, by popping a cork as the sun goes down.

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On the Beach

Mawgan Porth has been tipped as a top beach destination by The Times. It is a stunning Cornish beach with great waves for surfing. It’s one of the top surfing destinations in Cornwall, with quality waves for beginners and seasoned surfers alike. The local surf school, King Surf, is on hand for lessons.

“There are better-known and busier beaches in Cornwall, but few can match the raw beauty of Mawgan Porth, on the north coast near Newquay. Shielded on both sides by cliffs, it has acres of soft white sand, rock pools, caves and magical sunsets. The surf is ideal for beginners, and there is a school on the beach”  The Sunday Times.

With rock pools and caves to explore, plenty of sand for castle-building and waves for both body-boarding and surfing, it’s no wonder Mawgan Porth beach is so highly rated.

For land-lovers there are some simply breathtaking walks along the Cornish coastline, alot of which you can access from the house. Right next to the beach is Mawgan Porth’s sea-front restaurant, the Fire Cafe, Bar and Grill. After a day on the beach just sit back and enjoy the incredible sunset.

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Cornwall is the surfing capital of England – you really need to have a go! King Surf surfing school on Mawgan Porth beach will give you individual, family or group lessons in an atmosphere far more personal than on the major beaches. You’ll be amazed at how quickly even a beginner can stand up on a board and surf into the beach.

Head off to the Adventure Centre at Lusty Glaze for abseiling, rock climbing and coasteering or try the Extreme Academy at Watergate Bay for kite surfing, paddle boarding and mountain boarding.

For a fun break from the beach, Mawgan Porth’s crazy golf and pitch & putt course is set on an historic site in the village centre right on the seafront. For art and craft lovers, there are bead making workshops in the village. And the ‘giant’s steps’ at Bedruthan, just up the road, are well worth a visit. The cliffs have been eroded over the years, leaving volcanic rock stacks and steps.



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Head to the beach for surfing, water sports, paddle boarding and coasteering – or just a spot of sun-bathing.

Indulge yourself at The Scarlet Spa, a short walk away.  Open to day guests, dip into the log-fired hot tub or seaweed bath on the edge of the cliff. While you’re there make the most of the delicious food available.

If golf is your game visit the Merlin Golf Club in Mawgan Porth. The amazing sea views and welcoming clubhouse make it all the more spectacular.

After working up an appetite surfing there are many different local places to eat. Whether you are looking for a fine-dining experience in a fancy restaurant or a small place that the locals frequent, you can find it in Mawgan Porth. Or spend an evening watching the delights of live entertainment at Mawgan Porth Cabaret Club.

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