Campsites in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

91 bookable campsites within 15 miles of Mawgan Porth

Campsites in Mawgan Porth for beach days and beyond 

How might you fancy an outdoor stay by one of Cornwall’s finest beaches? Yep, Mawgan Porth campsites are in the enviable position of being within easy reach of one of the sandy stretches that frequently features on lists of the county’s best beaches (and that’s saying something, given that Cornwall’s coastline is well known for its stunning scenery…)

You’d quite possibly be tempted along to this fab little village purely for that beach (honestly, it’s a stunner) but in fact there’s rather more to Mawgan Porth camping than that. Being halfway between Padstow and Newquay puts you in a prime position for hitting two of the area’s most popular towns, and also within easy striking distance of the area’s top attractions (Eden Project anyone?)

Sound like the kind of place you could happily settle for a while? Find out more about how to pick yourself a campsite near Mawgan Porth with our handy guide.

Seaside pitches, swish glampsites and more: all your Mawgan Porth camping options

All sorts of folk flock down to these parts: surfers, families, coast walkers, golfers, fishing types, Cornish pasty hunters… and as such, there’s plenty of variety among campsites around Mawgan Porth too. So before you go shooting off in a south-westerly direction, it’s worth having a proper browse through our offerings to pick a place that suits you.

If you’ve got the full complement of kit, there are heaps of great-value tent pitches around – it’s up to you whether you go for a wild camping-type stay, a classic pitch where you can have a campfire or a family-friendly holiday park with such things as kids’ activities and a pool. If mutt’s coming along for the ride, make sure you pick a dog-friendly campsite.

Although July and August are full-on high season around here, it’s worth bearing in mind that Cornwall’s agreeable climate (on average, the warmest in the whole of the UK) makes Mawgan Porth camping an option at any time. If you’re planning to travel outside of the summer months (and many would say this is the best time…) search for a campsite that’s open all year round.

The other option, of course (at any time of year) is to ensure yourselves a bit of shelter by bringing along a caravan or campervan, or settling into one of our rental tent offerings. Mawgan Porth camping pods and static caravans make excellent budget options, while those on the lookout for something more swanky can pick from a list of lodges, shepherd’s huts, yurts and the like. 

Top things to do while staying at a campsite near Mawgan Porth

If you can pick any weekend to come to Mawgan Porth, it should really be the one when the village stages its annual duck race, in which a flock of rubber ducks are let loose on the river in aid of charity.

Not able to make it to that? No matter – there’s plenty more to keep you entertained around these parts. The beach is an obvious place to start: it’s got rockpools and little sea caves for adventurers to poke about in, some decent waves for the surfers and bodyboarders (and surf schools for those who need a hand with the technique) and heaps of space for beach games and bucket-and-spade antics.

Up for a walk? Hit the South West Coast Path heading north to Padstow via Bedruthan Steps and a dip in the natural pool at Treyarnon Bay or venture south to Newquay via the spectacular Watergate Bay. If that all sounds a bit much, turn inland for a stroll to the local pub (it still counts as exercise…)

Whether you walk or give in and drive over, it’s worth planning days out in both Newquay (for the zoo, the Blue Reef aquarium and all manner of watersports) and Padstow (for boat trips, bike rides on the Camel Trail and splendid seafood restaurants).

After that, it’s up to you: maybe the Eden Project, or the Lost Gardens of Heligan, or Camel Creek Adventure Park, St Mawgan’s Japanese Gardens, the Screech Owl Sanctuary (yes, you may need more Mawgan Porth time than you thought…)

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