Mawgan Porth is a deceivingly large golden sandy beach, especially when the tide is low. It is separated from the main coast road by a band of sand dunes at the back of the beach. It offers up great waves for surfing, picking up whatever surf is out there, even providing ripples on some of the smallest days. However, caution must be taken when the surf is rough, waves are often powerful and rips strong, however, this can often be one of the best options on the smaller days.
We would usually choose this beach as our chosen location to surf when the tide is mid to low throughout the day and when the swell is small and the wind is light south to south east.
SURF SPOT QUALITY
A good quality beach break offering multiple peaks across the beach, through different states of the tide. Generally best when swell conditions are in the small to medium size range.
Picks up any swell in a SW to westerly direction.
Best wind is from easterly direction, including SE and NE, but can handle more south in the wind than lots of beaches.
Tide is usually best from mid-low tide on the outgoing or incoming tide. Not so keen on high tide or very low spring tides.
Can get crowded during peak summer when waves are smaller.
Mawgan Porth is located directly off the B3276 between Newquay and Padstow. Approximately 5 miles north of Newquay and about 9 miles south of Padstow. Beach post code: TR8 4BA
Surfing, bodyboarding, swimming, rock pools, caves to explore and access to the north coast path.