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Location

Scarlet is found in Mawgan Porth, a small Cornish village found on the quiet coastal stretch between Newquay and Padstow.

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Our home. There are a few small shops that sell what you need. For such a small place, there’s also a surprising number of good places to eat out. We have a few suggestions for you here.

There are few quirks to living here. Phone signal isn’t strong... but no one seems to mind too much.

There’s also very little light pollution around, so the night’s constellations are easy to see here. Just around the corner is Carnewas, a Dark Sky Discovery Site for stargazing.

Mawgan Porth beach

A snapshot of the Atlantic

Mawgan Porth is a dramatic beach that picks up the Atlantic swell which makes Cornwall so famous for surfing.

The shape of the beach itself changes greatly with the tides. When the water’s high, the sea comes right into the cove. But at low tide, the beach becomes a vast, flat sweep of sand that stretches outwards. It invites exploration.

'Many have spent a great deal of their lives out on this water, knowing there’s a wisdom to be found on the calm blue. After all, surfing’s a lesson in practicing patience: once you’ve paddled out to sea, it’s a case of waiting for the right wave. It’s a reminder that some things in life can’t be forced: occasionally, you just need to wait for the right conditions.'

The South West Coast Path

The scenic track plots right past Scarlet

To the north, the track heads for the National Trust’s windswept base at Carnewas. Head this way for an inspiring sight of Bedruthan Steps, a strip of craggy stacks that resemble huge stepping stones.

To the south, the path skirts the nearby farm fields as it tracks towards Watergate Bay.

At the height of summer, the bright sun is up in the sky by 5.30am, then doesn’t set until almost 9.30pm.

Temperatures in July and August average around 16°C, often reaching above 20°C. As the sea warms up, dolphins arrive at our shores and can sometimes be glimpsed.

Winter is colder with shorter days, but brings its own charm. The wind can sometimes draw the sea mist inland, blanketing Mawgan Porth’s valley in a soft fog.

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