Mawgan Porth & Beyond
Halfway between Padstow and Newquay on the rugged North Cornish coast sits the vibrant beachside community of Mawgan Porth. Mawgan Porth has a charming selection of cafes, restaurants and beach-side shops (not forgetting the wooden laser cut art gallery, Iron Age settlement, golf course and Disco Beads shop, of course!). During busy season there is also a bevy of pop-up foodie stalls for your delectation, as well as a world-class eco spa just up the hill. Mawgan Porth is a very special place indeed.
Mawgan Porth Beach
The Sunday Times rated the golden sands of Mawgan Porth beach an award-winner and it’s easy to see why; rock pools, caves, and pounding waves make this a popular spot for families and surfers alike. Mawgan Porth beach is just 1 mile from our idyllic valley location here at Retorrick Mill meaning that a stroll to the beach to watch the sunset is a favourite past time for our guests. The beach is life-guarded all year around and is also dog-friendly so your four-legged friend won’t have to miss out on the beachy fun. This west-facing beach boasts its own surf school and attracts some of the best surf in Cornwall.
With trendy Watergate Bay, the legendary Bedruthan Steps and the natural rock swimming pool at Treyarnon Bay all within a 5-minute drive, the treasures to be found close to our enviable location here at Retorrick Mill are vast. Venturing inland just two miles through the valley you can find the traditional village of St Mawgan with its traditional Medieval convent, village church (listen out for the resident woodpecker) and Japanese bonsai gardens. Don’t miss the chance to explore the magical woodland trails of the Carnanton Estate along the River Menalhyl where birdsong and wildlife is a-plenty. We really are lucky to be in such a beautiful location with coastal walks, art galleries and the famous Eden project all within easy reach.