Cornish Meaning: Porth Maugan or St Mawgan’s cove meaning cove of the Gluvian river
- Lifeguards: Daily-May – September
- Dogs allowed year-round
- Parking available in Mawgan Porth on the beach.
- Disabled Access
- Equipment hire
- Various Cafe and restaurants
Some 5.5 miles (8.9km) out of Newquay towards the North which follows onto Wadebridge, this large expanse of pale golden sand at Mawgan Porth is framed by towering cliffs and sand dunes and offers both space and seclusion with a host of local shops and food outlets. During low tide there are a number of caves and rock outcrops that are accessible. On the south side of the beach there is a river that flows out to the sea. Mawgan Porth is another European Designated beach and has achieved the highest UK standard for bathing water quality.
On the south side of the beach at certain tides you can get to a secluded beach called Beacon Cove. This is a tiny sandy beach sheltered on either side by steep cliffs. Access by a rough steep track. There are no facilities on this beach and please check the tide timetables for incoming tides.