Mawgan Porth (Newquay)
Cornwall, TR8 4BL, Lat/Long 50.5N 5.0W
Located on the north coast of Cornwall, Mawgan Porth is a rural, sandy beach backed by sand dunes and cliffs. A popular resort with families and surfers due to its exposure to Atlantic swells.
- Benefits from the 1994 Clean Sweep scheme for St Columb Major
- The outfall from the sewage treatment works discharges into the River Menalhyl upstream from the beach and is disinfected and designed to protect bathing water quality
- There are emergency/storm overflows from Trenance Porth and Mawgan Porth pumping stations. These overflows exist to protect homes, gardens, roads and open spaces from sewer flooding normally after storms
- Bathing water quality in this area can be affected by urban and agricultural drainage.
Local activities and interests
Good Beach Guide: Mawgan Porth