Watergate Bay Beach
Watergate bay beach, located on the outskirts of Newquay is a glorious two mile stretch of golden sand with aqua seas, backed by dramatic steep cliffs.
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30 March-15 April
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21-29 April (wkd)
5 May-30 September
6-14 October (wkds)
20-28 October Oct
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Newquay, Cornwall TR8 4AA
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Westcountry Surf School
Westcountry Surf School is a family owned, personal and professional surf school based in Newquay.
Operating from Watergate Bay beach, Westcountry Surf School offer a free local pickup and drop off service, ensuring a hassle free surfing experience!
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Circular walk to Porth Beach
Starting on the golden sands of Watergate Bay, taking you south along the beach to Whipsiddery beach, around Trevelgue Head and ending up on Porth beach.Walking back along the coastal path with glorious views over Watergate Bay.
Walk is tide dependent, so please check tide times!
Watergate Bay to Porth beach coastal walk
About Watergate Bay
The large expanse of sand of Watergate Bay makes it perfect for beach activities, with a variety of events taking place throughout the calendar. Everything from music festivals, beach sports and the annual “Polo on the Beach” keep it buzzing all year round.
Watergate Bay beach really is nature’s playground, and with an extreme sports academy offering lessons in surfing, paddleboarding and kitesurfing to name a few theres something for everyone to enjoy. RNLI lifeguards operate daily during the summer months to ensure safe swimming conditions for all.
If you fancy a more chilled time by the beach, Jamie Oliver’s award winning Fifteen restaurant directly overlooks the beach along with the contemporary Watergate Bay hotel offering various eateries giving you the perfect place to relax. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
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There are two car parks at Watergate Bay. If approaching from Newquay a privately owned car park is on your left and closest to the beach. If you continue the road around there is a council owned car park that is cheaper and is free during the winter months!
Public toilets are approximately 150m from Watergate Bay beach, near the council car park. There is a 20p charge to use these so have your pennies ready if you want to spend a penny! There are also many eateries nearby with toilets but please make sure you buy something at the same time…
The privately owned car park is very close to Watergate Bay beach with a sloping concrete path down to the sand.
View some more beaches nearby
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Holywell Bay Beach
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Fistral Beach in Newquay is the home of UK surfing. Perfect surfing conditions, beautiful beach and a buzzing atmosphere...and dog friendly too!More Details
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