Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Cornwall  /  Newquay  /  Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay, Newquay

4.7
#3 of 8 in Beaches in Newquay
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.
Create an itinerary including Watergate Bay
map
Watergate Bay Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
648 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • You see this beach first from the cliffs overlooking the whole of Watergate Bay and the view is simply beautiful. Its a billiant place to be, with far reaching golden sands. But you have to abide by t...  more »
  • Lovely wide beach. good for walking with dogs, especially out of the holiday seasons. Parking is strictly timed with number plate recognition so make sure you allow plenty of time to walk and then enj...  more »
  • Watergate Bay is a sandy beach around 2.5 miles in length and popular with families, surfers and surf schools. It's a lovely walk in winter too - for dogs and their owners! The long stay car park is f...  more »
Google
  • Stunning sunsets to be had, Dog friendly beach 😀
  • My favourite beach in Cornwall it has great sandcastle building sand and the waves are perfect for pros and amateurs in both surfing and bodybording
  • A vrry beautiful Cornish beach
  • Camped at Watergate for years.. top spot!
  • Beautiful
Places to stay near Watergate Bay

Plan your trip to Newquay

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Watergate Bay by other users

16 days in England BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, teens, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA June, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Falmouth BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Torquay BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Newquay BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans