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Watergate Bay, Newquay

(4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Watergate Bay by using our Newquay itinerary planner.
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  • Stunningly lovely bay not overly crowded like Fistral can be. Small range of shops and of course surfing outlets.  more »
  • This beach , which is is packed during a summers day, is simply awesome on a good sunset. Even better if you can stump for the price of a cold cider and maybe some Nachos in the beach cafe nearby or i...  more »
  • Watergate Bay is a really nice quite place and you can't go wrong if you either want to have a quite time or you want to enjoy time with your family.  more »