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Mawgan is a unique holiday destination positioned in the central area of The Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall and acts as the perfect weekend getaway place. The village has a fantastic range of attractive offerings including its proximity to beautiful beaches and the panoramic views.

It’s not just the nature wonders that pulls lots of people year in and out to this sleepy little village on the Lizard, Mawgan has its own rich cultural and historical importance where historical enthusiasts can immerse themselves on a wonderful exploration of ancient artifacts that has been unearthed during times of centuries past. While you enjoy the warm sun, sand and the beach you can also walk the paths of those past people who lived as way back as the Saxon times and get a feel of a bygone period of the history. Mawgan is an ideal place to take your children where they can learn the past of the Cornish man while they experience and feel the lives of their ancestors.

Though Mawgan village is rather small it has a huge range of tourist attractions nearby making the sleepy village buzz with activity during the booming tourist trade season. Its not just the hospitable service, the eye catching holiday bed and breakfast cottages, hotels and camping places that catches the interest of the holiday planner but the variety of options from scenic views, beautiful beaches nearby, white sands nestled among jagged cliff sides and the endless amount of surfing possibilities which all culminates in to a not to be missed out holiday experience.

Some ideas for your activities and recreation in Mawgan and surrounding areas are brisk invigorating walks on the beaches, hunting for beautiful shells, sea or Local River fishing or browsing among the ancient artifacts. The village has a few dining options from where you can make your pick from fancy restaurants or a smaller bistro or café filled with local gossip and chivalry.

As the village is positioned within the Lizard Peninsula area visitors have the added luxury of enhanced transportation facilities including the Penzance Heliport which provide optimum accessibility to the Scilly Isles.  With a backdrop of wildflowers and rural landscapes the village has its own special air of magical historical aura that remains unspoilt even in these high-tech modern days.

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