Local Attractions

Retorrick Mill is perfectly located equally as a quiet holiday destination with the stunning Mawgan Porth beach within a short walking distance, or as base from which to explore Cornwall.

Mawgan Porth

Mawgan Porth beach is a secluded cove with sun-bleached sand and clear blue water. Sheltered on both sides by cliffs, the beach is a relaxing retreat tucked away from the masses.

Watergate Bay

This stunning bay is made up of two miles of expansive golden sand and azure sea making this a fantastic beach for surfers and activity lovers of all ages and abilities. Watergate Bay houses the outdoor sports training centre as well as Jamie Oliver's restaurant Fifteen Cornwall.


Just five miles to the South West with a wide range of things to see and do. Explore the harbour, take a dip in the swimming-pool, play squash or tennis or take things easy in the garden or zoo. Enjoy a meal, walk around the shops, join in the nightlife - there's lots to keep you busy.


The traditional Cornish fishing village of Padstow, on the Camel Estuary, is located just nine miles in the other direction. The Camel estuary is a mecca for watersports, water skiing, wind surfing, sailing and boat trips. Mullet provide superb sport for the keen fisherman well worth a visit.


Cornwall is world-renowned for its surfing facilities and with the KingSurf surfing school located in Mawgan Porth and Newquay a short drive away you really are spolit for choice when it comes to riding the waves.


With the South West Coastal Path just 3/4 mile from our doorstep there is some of the country's most spectacular coastal scenery awaiting you. In both directions a bus ride out will give you a purely coastal walk back.

Useful Links

Visit Newquay

The official tourism website for Newquay, detailing everything you need to know about Newquay and the surrounding area.


Visit Padstow

Padstow is a traditional, working, Cornish fishing village, with a colourful harbour surrounded by pastel-washed medieval houses.


KingSurf Surfing School

Based in Mawgan Porth, KingSurf provides fun, professional & safe surfing tuition for all abilities.


Mawgan Porth Surf Cam

Located at the Bedruthan Hotel in Mawgan Porth, this camera looks out over Mawgan Porth beach, enabling you to check the surf from your own home.


Bedruthan Steps Spa

Also located at the Bedruthan Hotel, this luxurious spa offers a wide range of therapies and treatments for men and women.


Newquay's Finest

A comphrehensive directory of things going on in and around Newquay.


Fifteen Cornwall

Part of Jamie Oliver's training enterprise, Fifteen Cornwall offers an innovative menu of the best seasonal and local produce, prepared by talented professional chefs and aspiring young apprentice chefs.


Rick Stein Restaurants

The acclaimed chef and television personality Rick Stein has four restaurants and a cookery school in Padstow.


Blue Reef Aquarium

Situated in Newquay, the Blue Reef Aquarium is home to hundreds of tropical species of sealife which can be seen in its gigantic ocean display centre complete with underwater tunnel.


Eden Project

The Eden Project is one of the UK's top gardens and conservation tourist attractions located in Cornwall.