An upmarket resort near the fantastic Mawgan Porth beach, The Park Mawgan Porth is a holiday park with a difference.  It offers a self catering experience in Cornwall that is so flexible it makes it perfect for many occasions. I’ve been here with groups of friends and also with family. You can take a dog, or not. You can stay in a yurt, or a caravan, or a cottage or a luxury lodge. Stay for a week or less at certain times, we could even choose own own arrival day. Make it a family friendly holiday or a kid free break. Cook for yourself or dine out.  Invite friends to join you at the restaurant or pool. For luxury self catering Cornwall with plenty of flexibility the Park is bound to have something that suits.

The Park, Mawgan Porth
Yurt Village, The Park, Mawgan Porth



Fabulous though the weather in Cornwall can be, we’ve all been in the position of trying to entertain the kids on a rainy day #noteasy. Here is where The Park plays its trump card – the indoor pool. Cleverly designed so it looks out over the fields around, my kids were in here every day. A small steam room and sauna and the aesthetic appeal of the pool made this a great place to spend some energy.  Non-residents can also use the pool for a charge so if you want friends to join you for a swim they can.  In the summer there is an open air pool in a wonderful spot. On a previous trip I spent a whole day lazing around the outdoor pool with friends – what a luxury!

Pool, The Park, Mawgan Porth


I stayed in the yurt village with friends and it was fantastic! The village has its own hot tub, communal indoor cooking facilities, a communal central yurt, bathroom facilities in a shepherd’s hut and a firepit. We had such a lovely time hanging out together, chatting, sharing a bottle of wine and just enjoying being outside, interspersed with trips to the beach and the outdoor pool.

The Park, Mawgan Porth
Yurt Village
The Park, Mawgan Porth
Yurt Village Cookhouse


We had a day off work either side of the Easter weekend so wanted to stay in Cornwall Thursday to Tuesday. This is impossible at most holiday parks and cottage rentals where you have to book for a whole week, Friday to Friday or Saturday to Saturday. This would mean that we wouldn’t have the whole of the Easter weekend in Cornwall and would have had to take more holiday or pay for a longer stay than we needed.

Not the case at The Park! We were able to choose our arrival date, were not restricted to a Friday or Saturday arrival and also choose to stay 5 nights. Holiday logistics of arrival dates and number of nights may not be the most scintillating of topics but it can make a real difference to your break. Check with The Park which weeks this arrangement applies to (it may not apply in all school holidays, but it did at Easter).


Lots of people love taking their dogs to Cornwall and The Park has plenty of dog friendly accommodation, fantastic for families who want to take their much loved four legged friend on holiday. For us though, not only do we not have a dog but we have a family member with dog allergies. We were able to book a cottage that was not listed as dog friendly (Koweth) so we could be sure it would be dog hair free. I’m sure all the accommodation is spring cleaned fantastically after every guest but if you have a dog allergy you have to be extra careful. It’s great that both dog lovers and dog-allergy sufferers can get accommodation to suit them at The Park.

Koweth Cottage, The Park, Mawgan Porth


The Park is a few minutes stroll from Mawgan Porth’s wide sandy beach perfect for beach games, sandcastles, relaxing, paddling and if you’re brave enough – take a swim (and a wetsuit!)

Mawgan Porth Beach, Cornwall
Mawgan Porth Beach, Cornwall


The Park Mawgan Porth has its own bar and restaurant, The Kitchen By the Beach which overlooks the indoor pool.

The Kitchen Restaurant, The Park, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Modern in design using reclaimed wood, it is open for meals and drinks. Cosy up next to the log burner in the winter or sit outside on the patio in the summer.

We loved the seafood. It’s great to see mussels on the children’s menu as my daughters love these and always snaffle mine,  although I have to say they did the same with the scallops!

The Kitchen, The Park Mawgan Porth


One of the great things about The Park, Mawgan Porth is the variety of accommodation available. From lodges to yurts, caravans to cottages you can choose whichever option suits you best. I’ve tried the cottages and the yurts. They are a very different experience. I loved the yurt in summer and the cottage in spring.



The Park has a couple of children’s playgrounds and a large trampoline. Over the Easter holidays they arranged an Easter Egg hunt, very popular with all the children on the site! Craft activities, visits from an owl sanctuary, an animal sanctuary and forest school were on during our visit.


You are spoilt for choice with Mawgan Porth as a base. We love the beaches at Crantock, Watergate Bay and Porth. The views at Bedruthan Steps are simply stunning.

Bedruthan Steps,Cornwall
Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall

The towns of Newquay and Padstow have things to do on a rainy or sunny days be  it boat trips, crabbing, Newquay Zoo, restaurants, shops and bars. The Eden Project and the National Trust’s Lanhydrock House are a short drive. Newquay has the town beaches of Fistral, Lusty Glaze and Tolcarne. Surfing is of course available just about everywhere in north Cornwall and our children have done surfing lessons at nearby Watergate Bay.

Crantock Beach
Crantock Beach
Newquay Harbour
Newquay Harbour

We had a wonderful spring break at The Park Mawgan Porth and I’m sure we will return in the future – after all, I haven’t tried the lodges yet!



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  1. April 7, 2018 / 11:25 am

    It looks fab – Cornwall has gorgeous beaches doesn’t it!? We stayed in a yurt in November and loved it – good to know they are dog friemdly as we have had our dog since last summer. #CountryKids

  2. April 7, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    That looks like the perfect place to spend some family time in one of my favourite counties – beautiful #CountryKids

  3. April 7, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    Beautiful beach photos! Sounds like a wonderful place to take a break away from every day life. I would be that pool daily just like your kids. #countrykids

  4. April 7, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    Its great that the beach is so close! I also love the view from the pool, almost looks like your swimming outdoors!

  5. April 7, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    Looks like a beautiful place to stay. I have to admit we favour holiday cottages but have always wanted to try a Yurt

  6. April 8, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    I love Crantock beach its hugeeeee! This was one of the first beaches we went to with baby Noah! I remember having a tooth ache the entire weekend – think it was tonsillitis haha.

    Great photos. I love the strength of the colours… 🙂 #CountryKids x

  7. April 8, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    I’ve been looking to come here for a while now, I’d love to stay in one of the American airstream caravans. It looks like there is so much to do and great being so close to the beautiful beaches #countrykidsfun

    • April 9, 2018 / 5:33 pm

      The airstreams are long gone I’m afraid! The Cornish sea air didn’t agree with them!

  8. April 10, 2018 / 1:13 am

    Looks like a beautiful place to stay. We are hoping to visit Cornwall in the summer it looks so lovely #countrykids

  9. April 10, 2018 / 2:14 am

    I’m pretty sure I have passed this site when walking the coast path with friends. It is certainly set in a beautiful spot just south of us and the beach at Morgan Porth is typical of the North Cornwall coastline with beautiful sandy beaches and rolling waves, it is one of the real draws of living in this area for me. The Caravan park looks a great holiday base and it sounds like they have some fun activities organised for the children staying.

    Thankyou for sharing your experience on #CountryKids

  10. April 11, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    This looks beautiful. I love that there are so many options on accommodation and that you dont need to book a full week. Will definitely keep this in mind! #CountryKids

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