Thursday 28 March 2019

The Pleasures of Mawgan Porth Beach, Cornwall

Mawgan Porth Beach, Cornwall

This is Mawgan Porth beach. A while back the Times Newspaper included the beach in it's Top 10 Holiday Beaches. They wrote: 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.

Margan Porth Beach, Cornwall

The first five of today's photos, of Mawgan Porth, were snapped as the tide was going out on a lovely sunny early morning - so not very many people on the beach - perfect!

Mawgan Porth Beach, Cornwall

The tide does go out a long way, as can be seen by the photo above, but it leaves behind soft squelchy sand with a few clear water pools - oh, and beautiful clean air - breathe deeply - ahhhh!

Mawgan Porth Beach, Cornwall

When the tide is out it's possible to explore caves in the cliffs, which are normally hidden by the sea.

Mawgan Porth beach, Cornwall

The following three photos were again snapped in the morning, but the sky wasn't so blue and the sea perhaps not so inviting. This is the Atlantic coast so the waves are suitable for surfing.

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

A small river joins the beach ...

River running onto Mawgan Porth beach

... while the waves start to build.

The sea and waves at Mawgan Porth beach, Cornwall

Mawgan Porth is situated between Newquay and Padstow on Cornwall's north coast.


  1. Looks fantastic... Haven't been there. Thanks for sharing. KaZ

    1. Many thanks, it's quite a popular beach. I like it best when the tide is out. Best wishes.




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