LIfe’s a Beach at The Park Cornwall
So many things to do this summer in Cornwall, with our luxury UK holiday park boasting a spectacular setting just a five-minute walk from the Sunday Times award-winning beach of Mawgan Porth, we’re quite naturally in our element during the summer months.
In a prime spot on the rugged north Cornish coast halfway between Padstow and Newquay and within easy reach of Watergate Bay, Mawgan Porth is a gorgeous west-facing golden-sand beach with RNLI lifeguards between April and September, lovely walks, great surfing and wonderful food in our newly refurbished restaurant The Kitchen By The Beach or surrounding restaurants, cafés and pubs.
Book a self-catering holiday or a glamping break in one of our lodges, cottages, park cabins, yurts or static caravans and you can enjoy local beach life in all its glory. We have branded deck-chairs, beach trollies and wind-breaks available for our guests for hire, so all basis are covered!
The following are some of our favourite ways to make the most of the local coastline this summer:
Learn to ride the Atlantic breakers with Kingsurf Surf School, a long-established Mawgan Porth firm offering lessons for all abilities, from taster sessions to week-long courses.
Also on Mawgan Porth beach, explore the rock-pools and caves, make sand-castles and play popular family games like frisbee, volley ball and cricket. Family entertainment at Mawgan Porth includes the likes of Donkey Derby races in July and August and the Duck Race.
Bring your pooch for some beach-based fun on Mawgan Porth, where they’re allowed year-round. Ours is one of the most dog-friendly holidays parks in Cornwall, with more than 15 properties with enclosed gardens, complimentary dog bowls and canine goodie bags on arrival, a doggie corner in the restaurant and even special dog showers. Many local pubs and restaurants also actively welcome dogs.
Take a hike…Mawgan Porth is crossed by the mighty South West Coastal Path, which means you can walk from here north towards Padstow, famous for its seafood thanks to local celebrity chef Rick Stein. En route you’ll pass the Bedruthan Steps, said to have been created by the eponymous giant as he walked this coastline. At low tide, you can descend to the long, sandy beach and explore its caves. Another highlight is Treyarnon Bay with its natural-rock swimming pool at low tide. Alternatively, head south to Watergate Bay, Porth and finally lively Newquay. Local buses make it easier to get home if you don’t want to walk back.
Be eco-friendly and play your part in local conservation work by joining in a Mawgan Porth Beach Clean on the last Sunday of every month (in 2018: 29th July at 9am, 26th August at 9am and 30th September at 10am). The event starts from the Married to the Sea surf shop, with litter-pickers, bin-bags and bag-hoops all provided, as well as refreshments at the end.
Venture out to discover some of the other top Cornwall beaches within easy reach of The Park.