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Watergate Bay, Newquay

4.6
#3 of 11 in Beaches in Newquay
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Renowned for its kite surfing, sand art, and surfing, Watergate Bay boasts a 3 km (2 mi) long stretch of sandy beach with a northwestern exposure. This ultra-clean beach has excellent restaurants on site (notably one opened by chef Jamie Oliver) and plenty of parking. Take advantage of the windy conditions and get out on the water--you can rent equipment here, so you don't need to bring your own. The rocky cliffs provide ample opportunity to explore caves and rock pools. Other nearby activities include canoeing, kayaking, and sailing. When you tire of all that activity, stop at one of the several quaint beachfront cafes. If traveling with your four-legged friend, note that the beach area welcomes dogs. The sandy shoreline is best at low tide, as the incoming high tide submerges the beach. Plan your visit to Watergate Bay and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Newquay trip planner.
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  • Great beach for a family day out, Beach is patrolled by RNLI lifeguards ( well done guys and girls) Plenty of places to park for a fee, ( we parked in a field for £4 for the day) A really...  more »
  • Beautiful bay north of Newquay, eat at Wax burger for decent meal and ice cold drink with a view. The beachfront venues are abit of a tourist trap but there’s a good water sports hire place and Wax...  more »

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