St Mawgan (Mawgan in Pydar) is a village and parish situated four miles north of Newquay, perhaps best known as the home of Newquay Cornwall airport. The airport was originally part of RAF St Mawgan, which still operates adjacent to the airport and serves as the base for Cornwall's Air Ambulance Service. RAF St Mawgan opened as a civilian airfield in 1933 but was requisitioned at the start of the second world war to form an outpost of the nearby RAF St Eval. It now operates as a training facility.
St Mawgan is a picturesque village nestling in the wooded Lanherne valley. The River Menalhyl runs through the village, which is home to two popular pubs.