Local Attractions

Local Attractions

We are situated approximately 4 miles from Newquay and 8 miles from Padstow on the picturesque rugged North coast of Cornwall. The county is full of areas that are waiting for you to discover. From around our local area you can find relaxing activities. Within a short journey you can find yourself in Newquay or Padstow, two of the most popular towns in England where you can experience the Cornish life to full fill your families needs. A range of different Cornish beaches can be found in any direction from Penvose Farm. This unique area of the coast of Cornwall has something for all ages.


Watergate Bay (1 mile) is one of the finest surfing beaches in Cornwall being a two mile stretch with facilities to hire equipment.

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We are also lucky to be on the outskirts of the beautiful village of St. Mawgan-in-Pydar (1 mile) nestling in the Vale of Lanherne. Ideal for relaxing and attractive nature walks.


There are also many miles of sunning National Trust coastal footpaths to be explored. The perfect base for touring Cornwall’s historic houses and gardens, The Eden Project and Tate Gallery to name but a few.


Mawgan Porth (2 miles) is a lovely beach resort which has not been over commercialised and is ideal for bathing and surfing.


Days Out In Cornwall




Cornwall’s Premier Kart Circuit! Based just outside Newquay. The only Venue to feature the Award Winning Biz Le Mans Twin Engine Pro Karts. We cater for all age groups, from only 3 years old and up, and have four circuits, spectator areas, large car parks, Corporate Race events and ‘Arrive & Drive’ sessions. A spectacular friends & family day out.

Air Force

The Classic Aircraft Trust has a collection of more than 25 post-World
War II classic aircraft which it preserves and maintains in working condition
using them for flypasts, displays and air shows. Many of the aircraft
are either extremely rare or even unique and include both piston-engined
& jet aircraft, bombers, fighters trainers and liaison aircraft. They
form part of an entertaining and interactive experience in an aviation
museum, housed in one of RAF St MawganÂ’s former aircraft hangars on Newquay
airport, from where you can also take scenic pleasure flights or loop-the-loop
with an experienced pilot. The Classic Air Force Trust is a charity reliant
on museum visitors and other contributions to maintain the current fleet
and to expand it when the right opportunities occur.’


01637 860717 www.classicairforce.com


The Eden Project



Official website of the Eden Project, Cornwall, UK, a top gardens and eco visitor attraction and educational charity in Cornwall with rainforest.



Padstow is a small harbourside town situated mid way up the north cornish coast near to the mouth of the River Camel. Famous for it’s ancient annual Obby Oss festival and a whole lot more too! The town of Padstow is superbly placed for the perfect holiday, whether this be the traditional two week stay or for a short get away weekend. Boasting many local attractions and activities you are sure to find this little town a delight to the senses whatever your age – there really is something here for everyone, young and old alike.


Kingsurf School – Mawgan Porth



Kingsurf surf school provides fun, professional & safe surfing lessons for all abilities. From one lesson taster sessions to week long progressor surfing courses, we are the areas No.1 provider of quality surf tuition!

Kingsurf surf school has operated at Mawgan Porth, Newquay, as a B.S.A approved surf school for 11 years, giving us the knowledge & experience to help you progress both quickly & safely. Our base offers warm, dry changing facilities and is ideally situated opposite our own privately licensed beach – guaranteeing uncrowded perfection in a unique, unspoiled location.



Merlin Golf Course



A beautiful North Cornish hilltop heathland golf course set on the North Cornish Coast, enjoying amazing views towards the sea.

Minack Theatre



Many visitors arrive at the Minack imagining it was built by invading Romans. If Caesar’s legions had come this far they might have been beguiled by the beauty of the place, but the real truth is as remarkable as this enduring fiction.

Horse Riding

Useful Links:

Hawkeys Cafe

The Craft Shop, St Mawgan Village.

St Mawgan Village Stores and Post Office

The Extreme Acadamy – Watergate Bay