Inside the British seaside village in Cornwall dubbed Hollywood-on-Sea

Inside the British seaside village dubbed Hollywood-on-Sea: Why stars like Cate Blanchett, Jason Statham, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci and Jason Momoa are flocking to a tiny West Country enclave and building James Bond-style homes

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Boasting a tranquil bay and picturesque cliffs perfect for a long coastal walk – it’s no surprise that the village of Mawgan Porth has continued to attract visitors year after year for more than half a century.

Located just four miles north of Newquay, the seaside town is a hot-spot for surfers who line its stunning sandy beaches. 

But, after it was revealed that Aquaman star Jason Momoa became the latest A-lister to try and snap up a swanky home here, it’s beginning to become clear to see why locals have dubbed it ‘Hollywood-on-Sea’.

If rumours are true that the 44-year-old actor is going to buy a home on the cliffs he ‘fell in love with’, he could be bumping into the likes of Cate Blanchett, Jason Statham and Stanley Tucci at the village’s local pub or supermarket.

So, what is it that makes Mawgan Porth, which translates to ‘St Mawgan’s cove’ in Cornish, just so popular with the stars?

Pictured: Mawgan Porth In Cornwall, which locals have dubbed ‘Hollywood-on-Sea’

Neighbours: Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett, 54, has a holiday home in the same village as Coldplay’s Chris Martin

A look at where Mawgan Porth is located just four miles away from Newquay 

According to locals, one of the unique things about Mawgan Porth is its fairly undeveloped feel which may seem to a number of Hollywood celebrities and musicians like it is an ‘unspoilt paradise’. 

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The area is said to feel very spacious and naturalistic without a lot of building developments. It has also developed a very close-knit and friendly community which may be attractive to some who may not want to be noticed often. 

On top of this, especially for those Hollywood A-listers coming from the beaches of California, the seaside village’s perfect surfing conditions may also have been a factor in their decision to move.  

In 2021, a source revealed that Oscar-winning actress Cate, 54, had snapped up a property in the town – thought to be worth more than £2m – and her agent later confirmed that the news was true.

A source told the MailOnline: ‘The talk of Mawgan Porth is that Cate has bought a home here!’

She was reportedly the first celeb to buy a property here. Since then, she has been followed by Hollywood star Jamie Dornan who is known for starring as Christian Grey in the ‘Fifty Shades’ film series.

Located just four miles north of Newquay, the seaside town is a hot-spot for surfers who line its stunning sandy beaches

Moving in? Aquaman star Jason Momoa, 44, is the latest A-lister to snap up a swanky mansion in the picturesque Cornish village of Mawgan Porth, near Newquay

On the market: Jason has been spotted by locals eyeing-up a clifftop home which the locals have dubbed Hollywood-on-Sea 

Just a few months after it was revealed that Blanchett is living there, a fan couldn’t believe it when they spotted Dornan at a local petrol station.

Alongside a selfie of herself and Jamie, she wrote on Instagram: ‘I went to get fuel and thought no way it can’t be but it was Mr grey himself!'(sic)

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Also purchasing a home in the village is Snatch and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels star Jason Statham alongside actor and foodie Stanley Tucci. 

Actress Imogen Stubbs and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin are also reported to have bought properties in the village.

The small village of Mawgan Porth was also the home of famed German sculptor Faust Lang from 1936 to 1949.

When news broke out that Momoa was planning on moving here, one local suggested he ‘fell in love’ with the pace of life in the scenic area after filming his blockbuster DC move in nearby Devon.

They added: ‘These kinds of home are being transformed into the luxury places you see on Grand Designs, so he would be able to make it very special. It’s the talk of Mawgan that Jason is going to be the next big star moving in.’

However, they did say although some are not thrilled at the idea of celebrities descending on the village, others are ‘excited’ at the thought of going about everyday tasks and finding themselves browsing in the supermarket next to the DC superhero himself.

Other locals have also said that on top of the housing crisis, the growth of celebs moving into the area is making it even harder for younger generations to stay there – which is true of other Cornish travel destinations.  

Hollywood actor and foodie Stanley Tucci also lives in the picturesque Cornish village 

Snatch star Jason Statham joined the likes of Blanchett and Tucci in Mawgan Porth

Jamie Dornan, pictured at the EE Bafta awards earlier this year, also has a house in the town, which stands for Morgan’s Cove in Cornish,

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