Mawgan Porth Beach near Newquay in Cornwall is an RNLI lifeguarded beach.

Mawgan Porth Beach

Mawgan Porth is a long, flat, sandy beach, exposed to Atlantic swells. The beach is surrounded on both sides by cliffs and rocks, and during low tide there are many caves and rock outcrops. It's a popular beach for families and surfers alike.

Lifeguard patrol times 2023

Easter School Holidays 01-16 April
Weekends only 22 April-23 April
Daily 29 April-24 September
Weekends only 30 September-15 October
October Half Term 21-29 October
Patrol times 10am-6pm

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Beach information

Stay safe on the beach

  • Wherever possible, swim at a lifeguarded beach. Find your nearest RNLI lifeguarded beach, or the Irish Water Safety website.
  • When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.
  • Never swim alone.
  • If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help.
  • If you see someone in difficulty, don't attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard, or, if you can't see a lifeguard, call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
  • For more advice about having fun and staying safe on the beach, see our beach safety advice.

Ready to change lives working as an RNLI lifeguard?

Join the team and you’ll be trained, respected and well paid. You will boost your fitness and train with like-minded people, earn a decent hourly rate from the start, and learn valuable skills that will stay with you for life. 

All of this and you’ll be on the beach helping to save lives every day.  

Have you got what it takes?

If you’re fit, aged 16+ and can swim 400m, why not give it a go? Help with qualification training might be available if you’re new to beach lifeguarding.

So whether you’re qualified or just getting started, visit our recruitment site for info and vacancies, find out more about lifeguard training.

You can help save lives and make our waters safer for everyone.

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