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Days Out in Cornwall

Mawgan Porth offers the ideal central location for your holiday, linking to almost any attraction in less than an hour, catering for all interests and types of holiday.

surfers Mawgan PorthSports

North Cornwall hosts a variety of sporting events and opportunities - some more extreme and others more traditional, all within 10 minutes travel!

King Surf School Mawgan Porth

The county's finest and coolest surfing school operates from Mawgan Porth's very own beachfront. Make your holiday one to remember by mastering this classic sea-sport with their award-winning tuition and experience.

Extreme Academy Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay is host to a series of events, from Polo on the Beach to the Boardmasters Music Festival. The Extreme Academy runs a catalogue of annual events including surf-boating and Zapcat racing as well as teaching lessons in waveskiing and kitesurfing.

Watergate also hosts a number of food markets in conjunction with popular restaurants "15" (Jamie Oliver's) and The Beach Hut.

Kayaking down the coastCanoeing & Kayaking Newquay

Ebo Adventures run canoe and kayaking lessons along the North Cornish coast. Usually operating between Holywell Bay and Perranporth, they offer a unique hiring process whereby you can choose to have your lessons at various locations along the South Coast if you wanted to. They also host abseiling and coasteering sessions for your action-packed thrills.

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Merlin Golf Club Mawgan Porth

Just outside our beachfront village is the Merlin Golf Club. A versatile course, with holes and drives to suit all abilities, in a glorious location with views out towards the sea.

Merlin has a selection of additional facilities including a pro-shop, accommodaton and a club house serving refreshments to those less willing to brave the challenging winds as well as those celebrating victory.

Animal Attractions

Newquay Zoo Newquayhappy family day out

Over 130 different creatures live in Newquay zoo, offering visitors the chance to get closer to some of the world's rarest and most exciting habitants.

Watch and learn in feeding hour, explore the Dragon maze, get your face painted - you can even book a party in for the ultimate experience and feed the animals yourselves!

Wander through insect emporiums, follow trails to secret play areas, walk through the hidden Japanese gardens and then feed your pack at the Lemur Café or Tippy's Snack Bar. One for all the family!

watching fish at newquay aquariumBluereef Aquarium Newquay

A great all-weather experience for the whole family. Head to the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay and prepare yourself for the exciting life-forms from under the sea!

The aquarium breeds and adopts native and international species including fish, crustaceans and coral! Learn about each creature you're studying and enjoy the driest close-encounter in their underwater tunnel. Hang about and you should see them feeding Omiros the huge blind Loggerhead turtle, that the aquarium rescued from Greece. You'll find sharks, jellyfish, seahorses and even Amazonian crocodiles - making Newquay's Blue Reef a must!

Screech Owl Sanctuary St. Column Major

A respite home for sick and injured birds, meerkats and donkeys, that all started with a poorly pair of barn owls. The Screech Owl Sanctuary is homes to emus and falcons as well as owls and provides an interesting attraction for our local community.

Falconry displays, guided tours, a craft and souvenir shop, a childrens play area and the ability to host parties in Tiggy's Tearoom will keep you entertained and delighted with your choice of day trip.

The National Lobster HatcheryPadstow

Holidaymakers visiting Padstow head for the Lobster Hatchery as it is a small well-priced all-weather attraction. There are a surprisingly low number of lobsters left in the marine world, and this hatchery works hard to preserve the stock we have and also to replenish those where possible.

Their valuable research is cited from all over the world, and offers visitiors the chance to learn about lobsters in detail, with the chance to see the smallest babies before they are set free, before enjoying a mcuh less endagered battered cod from Stein's Fish and Chips.

Other Attrations

go karting Go Karting
St Eval

Meet speeds of up to 70mph on the country's most exhilarating karting experience, available in nearby St Eval.

The South West's longest course, over 1.2km long for the adults and children under 16 can choose to ride smaller karts over a smaller course for. All equipment is provided as included in the rate, except balaclavas which are an optional hire or purchase. You will be required to wear overalls, the picture displaying on the right is for demonstrative purposes only. erpting vola

Crazy Golf Mawgan Porth

Have a round of Crazy Golf or use the pitch and putt when camping in Mawgan Porth Cornwall. Just across the road from the beachfront the small crazy golf course is made up of 9 increasingly challenging holes over a fun layout - perfect for family fun! The older and more experienced members can pitch and putt on the same land on the difficult hillside course next door.

A couple of minutes walk away are local shops that can supply you local Cornish pasties and homemade cakes - losers buying!child going down water slid


Ideal for those days where you'd love to enjoy the beach but not the wind and rain that so often comes with the great outdoors. Waterworld is a large indoor complex accommodating a plethora of wet'n'wild fun including a tropical fun pool, 2 water flumes, cannons and erupting volcanoes to name but a few!

This is a big swimming complex great for all ages, the perfect all-weather fun, and for those of you after abit more of a workout there is a gym full of exercise and toning equipment, as well as a number of fitness groups.

Japanese Bonsai Gardens
St Mawgan

elderly couple going for a walkCornwall is full of stately homes and gardens just waiting for to be explored. Mawgan Porth rests just outside one of 5 areas of outstanding natural beauty in Cornwall and so you can be guaranteed of a gorgeous backdrop to your camping holiday in Cornwall.

In the heart of St Mawgan rests this quirky homage to exotic plants and trees. A small but memorable tour around this garden will uncover bonsai trees, japanese themed flora and inspiring displays. Oriental buildings, bridges crossing lakes brimming with fish and an array of statues await discovery in the most unsuspecting of villages.

Camel Valley Vineyards Bodmin

couple drinking wineThose after something a little different might consider a day-trip to Cornwall's finest vineyard, Camel Valley.

Award-winning wines made from the finest grapes grown in the vineyard, using varying methods of production. Tours and tasting sessions are a hit for the more mature party members - worth booking a taxi for!

Camel Trail Padstow

Almost as popular and famous as the South West Coastal Footpath! The Camel Trail is an old railway line that has been the rediscovered as a pleasant and popular recreational route. The trail is largely used by cyclists but is also a popular walking and horse riding track. family on a bike ride

18 miles of track connect the fishing village of Padstow to Wenfordbridge via Wadebridge and Bodmin, running through the spectacular Cornish countryside, with Bike Hire Venues along the route stocking everything you need for a safe and comfortable adventure.

Fishing Locations

Mawgan Porth Pools Mawgan Porth

Our campsite in Cornwall shares boundaries with the Mawgan Porth Fishing Lakes, a small developed lake catering for all levels of experience.

The site was developed to accommodate accessibility, and so a level wooden platform was erected around the circumference of the lake to ensure that all ages and abilities can enjoy a relaxing day of trout fishing.

man fly fishingMenalhyl River Mawgan Porth

Careering through the Vale of Lanherne, the River Menalhyl runs to Mawgan Porth and out to sea. A popular fishing river, the Menalhyl is most easily fished near the estuary on the riverbank by the beach. Fishing permits are available from the Merrymoor Inn for about 5. There is ample parking at the beachfront with good access to the river - TOP TIP: the trout usually hide under the bridge, but can be tempted out by some bread.

Temple Fishery Nuneaton

A small and friendly lake in sleepy Nuneaton welcoming all able fishermen. The Temple Fishery is comprised of two lakes, although only one is available to fish at each day allowing time for the owners to restock the other.

Use any bait to catch a variety of fish including Rainbow, Brown, Gold, Blue Trouts and Triploid in a depth ranging from 11 to 20 feet.
fishing near mawgan porth

Colliford Lake Bodmin

We are spoilt with our selection of spectacular fishing locations throughout Cornwall. Lake Colliford just outside Bodmin offers an unbeatably tranquil location next to the famous Jamaica Inn with plenty of breathing space around the lake which boasts a 14km perimeter!

Water sports are not permitted on Colliford Lake, and baiting methods are limited to traditional fly-fishing for brown trout. Fishing permits are available from Jamaica Inn.

With ample parking, picnic areas and lakeside walks, Colliford is considered Cornwall's premier brown trout fishery and provides the opportunity for a peaceful day in the countryside with three way-marked walks around neighbouring moorland and the nearby Nature Reserve.

Newquay Boatmens Association Sea Fishing Newquaychild holding a big fish

The Boatmens Association provides fishing trips and pleasure boat rides up to 60 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean. Choose from day trips or parts thereof for mackerel, wreck and shark fishing or seal and dolphin spotting (evenings are subject to weather) catering for parties of up to 12! All bait and tackle is provided free of charge and you get to keep what you catch!

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