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The Touring Park was opened in July 1981 by Stan & Betty Marshall. Stan was known as Cornwall's Tallest Magician, hence the name MAGIC COVE. In 2003 management of the site passed to Lesley (Stan & Betty's Daughter). Following Stan's sudden death in 2007 the site is now owned and managed by Lesley with her husband Brian.

Magic Cove is situated in Mawgan Porth, being mid-way between Newquay and Padstow on the North Cornish Coast, offering a central base if you wish to make trips to anywhere in Cornwall. On the other hand,
if you prefer to stay put, you will only be a 300 yard level walk from the beach, which offers safe bathing and surfing under lifeguard supervision, rock pools and fine sand for just lazing around!

Mobile phone signal at the site is virtually non-existent, therefore Magic Cove would not be the place for you if you can't be without your phone!! Although we do offer FREE WI-FI to all of our customers.

Magic Cove is a small friendly site with 18 pitches, all of which provide electric hook-up. The site is level with a tarmac surface leading to grass pitches and is situated 40 yards back from the road in a sheltered position, making it secluded and safe for children.

The toilet block is kept to a very high standard of cleanliness. Hot and Cold water is provided for all basins/sinks and the tiled shower cubicles operate on 20 pence meters. Water standpipes and drains for disposing of washing water etc are adjacent to each pitch. A central point for disposal of chemical toilet contents is a maximum of 50 yards from any pitch.

We have a Launderette (2 washers & 1 dryer) with washing up facilities (2 sinks), a payphone and Information. An iron and ironing board is also available for free use.

All pitches include a Digital Television Point which provides a selection of 45 channels.

We have a library of books to borrow or swap - this is a free service.

Ice Packs Frozen free of charge.

We are open from Easter to the end of September. Booking is essential during peak periods. We do not take any new bookings for the next season until the end of the current season. Due to a large number of repeat bookings, availability is likely to be very limited.

Dogs are allowed on the beach and we also have our own private dog walk area adjoining the Site.

Our family have been resident in Mawgan Porth for over 50 years and will be happy to give any information you require, all you have to do is ask. On many occasions it has been said that Magic Cove has been the friendliest site people have visited. If you're looking for a Magical Holiday then why not stay at Magic Cove, no tricks, just the Magic of Cornwall.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


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  • Mawgan Porth, Newquay, Cornwall, England, TR8 4BD
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.4651°N 5.0272°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
St Columb Minor (Cornwall): Church St Coach Stop — 3.4 miles
Newquay: Porthfour Turn Coach Stop — 3.5 miles
St Columb Major: Cattle Market Coach Stop — 4.4 miles
Train stations
Newquay Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Quintrell Downs Rail Station — 4.2 miles
St Columb Road Rail Station — 6.0 miles
Ferry ports
Padstow Ferry Landing — 6.7 miles
Rock Padstow Ferry Landing — 7.1 miles
Tolverne Ferry Landing — 16.8 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 1.6 miles


SATELLITE NAVIGATION USERS - please note, the postcode to use is TR8 4BD. However, we recommend that you use our directions below. From previous customers experiences, many Sat Navs tend to direct you through the village of St Mawgan and very narrow lanes with few passing places.

Leave the A30 at "Highgate Hill" junction, signposted Newquay A392 & Wadebridge A39.
At the roundabout take 3rd exit underneath the A30 following the A39 towards Wadebridge.

At the next roundabout (Halloon) take the 3rd exit continuing on the A39 towards Wadebridge.

At the next roundabout (Trekenning), take 1st exit on to the A3059 towards Newquay

400 yds past the garage turn right (signposted Airport, St. Mawgan, Mawgan Porth and Watergate Bay).

Continue past the Airport to T-junction & turn right on to the B3276 towards Mawgan Porth & Padstow.

Follow the road through Trevarrian and down the hill into Mawgan Porth .

Cross the bridge and take the next turning right beside the crazy golf course/pitch & putt.
Continue 250 yds, access to MAGIC COVE is through Marver Holiday Park bordering the road on Left.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

FACILITIES within 350 Yards:- Sandy Beach, Pitch and Putt, Crazy Golf, Tennis Courts, Shops supplying newspapers, provisions, gifts, beach goods and surfboard/wetsuit hire. A Surf School is also located by the beach for anyone who fancies having a go at surfing. A good selection of food and drink can be found at the local Pubs, Restaurant and Cafe.

Must see

  • Newquay Zoo (4.2 miles)
  • Blue Reef Aquarium (4.2 miles)
  • Fistral Beach (4.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps (1.1 miles)
  • Trerice (5.5 miles)

Cycle routes

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.


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