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Watergate Bay, Newquay
(4.6/5 based on 460+ 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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  • Fantastic beach, nice walk along, couple of places to have a drink or something to eat and lots of surfers to watch 
  • The best bay for surfing and body boarding Fun for all the family Just remember to take plenty of change for the car park the restaurant and shop don't like to change notes for coins 
  • The Bay is small, but sooooooo beautiful. Not the right place to stay with your family the whole day. The water want let you sunbath for several ours ...