Sandy beaches, historic fishing villages and clifftop walks are all a stone’s throw from Mawgan Porth holiday cottages in Cornwall. With Padstow to the east and Newquay to the west, you wwill find cottage holidays in Mawgan Porth are an excellent choice if you want to make the most of the rugged north Cornwall coast. Nestled in the River Menalhyl valley, this tiny resort is best known for its glorious beach. On the scenic road which runs through the village and overlooks the water, you’ll find a couple of surf shops, restaurants, an art gallery and a grocery which is always well stocked with local produce. There’s also a charming pub, the Merrymoor Inn, where you can enjoy a pint of Cornish cider on the terrace as the sun sets on the horizon. For incredible views and the chance to spot dolphins and basking sharks, take a stroll on the Southwest Coast Path, which runs through the village. A few miles west are the iconic Bedruthan Steps, a series of spectacular rocks, towering over the Atlantic, on a secluded stretch of sand.

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Mawgan Porth’s award-winning beach is one of the area’s best surf spots and there are a number of good schools in the area for beginners. The falling tide reveals caves and rockpools, where crabs and starfish can be found. Many of north Cornwall’s most beautiful locations will be just a short drive or bus journey from your holiday cottage in Mawgan Porth. A few miles east, Constantine Bay is a lovely beach backed by a maze of dunes. A little further is Padstow, one of the region’s most celebrated fishing ports, where seafood can be enjoyed fresh from the harbour. Head west from Mawgan Porth and you’ll arrive in Newquay, a bustling resort with a lively nightlife and world-class surfing beaches. Family attractions in the area include an aquarium, go-karting, crazy golf and ten-pin bowling.