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Watergate Bay, Newquay
(4.6/5 based on 480+ 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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  • Beautiful sandy beach .2 miles from end to end .cafes and Jaime olivers on the beach for eating .not easy to park . Good surf beach 
  • Amazing views of surfers from the road, what more can one say? You need binoculars to see how big they are and how small are those trying to ride the waves - frightening! 
  • Stunning location, great choice of foods and places to stay....fantastic walks for families and dogs.