Beach goers shocked as car plunges off cliff onto sand near Newquay

The car landed on its roof at the beach at Mawgan Porth. Credit: Padstow Coastguard

A lucky driver has been left with minor injuries after driving off a cliff near Newquay.

Emergency services were called on Thursday 6 August after they say a driver 'had failed to negotiate' a bend in the road at Mawgan Porth.

The incident caused congestion on the B3276 near Merrymoor Inn as crews attended the scene.

Credit: Padstow Coastguard

Padstow Coastguard said emergency services have not been able to work out yet what caused of the vehicle to leave the road but the car was going slow enough not to activate the on board airbags.

The incident comes as police urged local residents and tourists are encouraged to act responsibly and respectfully when out this summer to help protect the county and its communities.

Neighbourhood policing inspector Rob Bolt said 'the recent hot weather has brought crowds of visitors and residents to our beaches and beauty spots, the majority of whom behave in a considerate and respectful way.'