Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Mawgan Porth, Newquay, Cornwall TR8, UK
Beach Lifeguard May - Sep

Mawgan Porth is a beach and small settlement in north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated north of Watergate Bay approximately four miles north of Newquay, on the Atlantic Ocean coast. The hamlet consists of a pub, a general store, and several hotels, guest houses and caravan parks.

The sandy beach, backed by dunes with cliffs at each end, is quality-assessed and supervised by lifeguards during the summer. It is a popular surfing location. The South West Coast Path passes behind the beach and the area attracts holiday-makers.

Mawgan Porth Surf
Mawgan Porth in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed river break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Waves at the river tend to peel to the left. The quality of the surf isn’t affected by the tide. When it’s working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Surf Forecast for Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

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Wave height refers to the size of the swell measured in open water close to the coastline. This means the actual size of the wave when it hits the beach may vary due to many factors including beach shape and orientation.

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Wind (mph)15 10 5 5 10
Wave height (ft)4 2 1.5 2 1.5
Last updated: 21-Jun-2018