Luxurious self-catering holiday pads by the sea
Make yourself at home in a luxury family lodge just a short stroll from a wave-lashed sandy beach. The perfect location for car-free holidays, these cosy cottages, eco-cabins and caravans make the perfect place to hunker down between surf sessions all year-round.
Keywords : Family , Holiday , Learn to Surf , Surfing
- BE THERE
- BEACH LIFE
- CHILL OUT
- ON THE DOORSTEP
- Luxury lodges in a peaceful, eco-friendly holiday park footsteps from the sea.
- Many of the properties have private hot tubs.
- Hit the surf with expert instructors from one of Cornwall’s top surf schools.
- The perfect location for a car-free family surfing holiday at any time of year.
- Family facilities include an indoor pool, outdoor pool, soft-play and play parks.
- Dog friendly, grandparent friendly and baby/ tot-friendly.
Location: Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
Transfer: 5 minutes’ drive from Newquay Cornwall Airport
Climate: Summer 16-20C; spring and autumn 12-18C (best swells)
Surf level: Beginners to experts
- A range of holiday accommodation nestled in 27 acres of stunning parkland just 300 yards from Mawgan Porth beach.
- Choose from a plush eco-lodge, a family cottage, a cosy cabin or caravan, or a luxury yurt with a log-burner.
- A range of solar-heated eco lodges sleep 2-12 guests (1-6 bedrooms), with private parking, king-size beds and spacious open-plan kitchen, living and dining areas. Many have hot tubs.
- The two-bedroom Cornish cottages are perfect for families of 4, with one double and one twin room, fully equipped kitchens, and open-plan living and dining areas decked out with log-burners.
- One three-bedroom luxury holiday home sleeps 6 (plus up to two cots), with a roof terrace, hot tub and open fire.
- The 2-3 bedroom cabins and caravans offer cottage-style comforts and are fully heated, making them perfect family accommodation in all seasons.
- A magical yurt village includes 4 luxury yurts (sleeping 2-4) with log-burners and comfy furnishings, a country-style cookhouse, Shepherd’s hut bathrooms, a hot tub, a fire pit and an outdoor clay oven.
- All properties have flat screen TVs with Freeview and DVD player.
- Cots and baby equipment available.
- Many of the lodges are dog friendly, with enclosed gardens.
- Complimentary dog bowls and doggie treats are provided.
- Heated indoor pool with baby pool area.
- Heated outdoor pool (May–September).
- Sauna and steam room.
- Play areas with climbing frames, swings, a trampoline, playhouse, soft play and football goals.
- The Kitchen – bar and restaurant with a conservatory and al fresco seating area beside the indoor pool.
- Fully licensed Snack Shack by the outdoor pool.
- Chickens and goats.
- Kids activity and entertainment sessions, including pebble trails, den making, arts and crafts, and visits from Screech Owl Sanctuary and Hendra Exotic Animal Farm.
- Reliable, fully qualified babysitter available – advance booking required.
- Free laundry facilities.
- We’ll book your surfing lessons with expert instructors from one of Cornwall’s top surf schools – KingSurf
- Choose from group sessions, family sessions and one-to-one coaching (minimum age 7).
- Two minutes’ walk from your stylish accommodation, Mawgan Porth beach catches all the swell and offers consistent surf for learners and more experienced surfers.
- Surfboard and wetsuit rental available.
- Other nearby surf breaks include Harlyn, Watergate Bay and Newquay’s beaches.
- We can book a private babysitter if you fancy hitting the surf without the kids in tow.
- Water temps range from 9-10C in winter to 15-18 in summer – so you’ll need at least a 3/2mm wetsuit in summer and 5/4mm in winter.
- Mawgan Porth’s sandy runway is a mecca for surfers, dog walkers and bona fide beach lovers.
- When you’re not surfing, take a rock-pool ramble, explore the sea caves and rinse off under the waterfall.
- A beachside huddle of cafés, bars and foodie outlets make it easy to stay fuelled up for a full day out at the beach.
- A 40-minute coastal path walk to the south is Watergate Bay – a stylish surf resort and family friendly beach.
- Just over the headland to the north is the awe-inspiring Bedruthan Steps beach, one of Cornwall’s most photographed beaches.
- Mawgan Porth is just a 10-minute drive from Newquay’s buzzing beaches, including Lusty Glaze, Tolcarne, Great Western, Towan and the surfing mecca of Fistral.
- The Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving delicious, contemporary, seasonal dishes that the whole family will love.
- Relax over breakfast, barista coffee and the daily newspapers, or come in for a family feast after a day on the beach.
- There is a soft play area next to the restaurant, making it easy to entertain younger children while you enjoy a meal.
- All of the self-catering pads have fully equipped kitchens, and the yurt village has a country-style cookhouse where you can create your own Cornish cuisine.
- Don’t forget to get your fresh eggs from the free-range chickens onsite.
- Nearby at the beach you’ll find a huddle of food and drink venues, including The Merrymoor Inn, Catch seafood restaurant and The Beach Box café . A range of street-food vans also serve up the likes of noodles, wood-fired pizzas and Mexican wraps.
- A short stroll inland through the valley will take you to Scott and Babs at Retorrick Mill, where you can dine on finger-licking wood-fired and barrel-smoked food, relax around the fire and catch live music sessions.
- Children’s activities and entertainment programme including beach school and forest school sessions.
- Explore the 27 acres of parkland and visit the chickens and goats.
- Follow the footpath through the valley to the quaint village of St Mawgan.
- Hit the South West Coast Path and explore the stunning beach scenery.
- Take time out in the spa and steam room.
- Book a babysitter and enjoy a sunset surf followed by dinner and cocktails at Fifteen Cornwall.
- Kickback in a hammock by the outdoor pool.
- Take a two-mile walk over the cliff tops to Watergate Bay, stopping for a hot chocolate or a family feast at The Beach Hut before the return journey.
- Stroll the opposite direction along the coast path to witness the granite giants rising from the sand at Bedruthan Steps beach.
- Head into Newquay and ride the Concrete Waves of the skate park.
- Experience the vibrant beach culture of the UK’s surfing capital.
- Checkout the underwater life without getting your hair wet when you visit the Blue Reef Aquarium.
- Head to Newquay Zoo to see over 100 species of wildlife from lions to poison dart frogs.