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Watergate Bay, Newquay

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#4 of 9 in Parks in Newquay
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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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  • Great Beach, large enough for everyone to have space, has great restaurants close by (check out WAX) car parks close by, surf hire was very reasonable at £7 for a beginner board for 2 hours. Beach is ...  more »
  • We visited Cornwall in May this is a lovely large beach suitable for dogs and children. The car parking is one of the best in Cornwall for beach parking.  more »
  • Super clean beach with great waves to learn surfing. Dog friendly and plenty of flat sand for family fun. Great food available with Wax offering relaxed environment and great food. Fast take away food...  more »

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As you would expect from a world-class coastal destination, Newquay is home to some of Cornwall's finest seaside hotels and B&Bs. To experience the best of what this surf capital has to offer, stay close to the water and book your rooms at one of Newquay's self-catering cottages. They offer comfort and privacy minutes from the town center and its golden beaches. Each cottage features a separate entrance, ample parking, and a cozy yard, with patio furniture and a BBQ provided for your convenience.
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