Lying midway between Padstow and Newquay on the north Cornwall coast, Mawgan Porth has a sandy beach sheltered by steep cliffs. Rock pools and caves are revealed at low tide for exploration; and a river flows down into the sea on the southern side of the beach. It is also popular with surfers and body boarders as it benefits from Atlantic breakers. The South West Coastal Path runs through Mawgan Porth above. There is good sea, coarse and trout fishing here and in the surrounding area too. It is Marine Conservation Society Recommended and a favourite with families.