Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay

Stunning sand and seascape

A breathtaking stretch of almost two miles of sweeping golden sand makes Watergate Bay one of the best known beaches in Cornwall. Two miles north of Newquay, the wide open beach is framed on one side by the high rough cliffs of Trevelgue Head.

It’s a perfect spot for extreme sports - wave skiing, kite-surfing, power kiting and wind surfing - but Watergate Bay is probably best known for the Atlantic swells which roll in and make it a hugely popular spot for surfers. It’s also ideal for families - with rock pools and caves to explore and miles of virtually unbroken sand to enjoy.

Lifeguards patrol the beach from 10am until 6pm during the summer months and dogs are welcome all year round. There are several level access points to get onto the sand, two beachside car parks and two overflow car parks on top of the cliffs. There are also toilet facilities on the beach and several nearby cafes, restaurants and beach shops.

We love...

The coast path on the cliffs above – great for stretching the legs or just for taking in the fabulous views.

Don't miss...

The many organised events that take place at Watergate Bay – from music festivals to sporting occasions.