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Watergate Bay, Newquay

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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.
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  • Stayed in North Cornwall for a week in October2020 & just catching up with reviews. Last visited Watergate Bay over 10years ago & had forgotten just how stunning it is. Visiting in October it was...  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful, one of the most stunning beaches in England. We found this site purely by accident.  more »
  • Hiked from Mawgan Porth to Watergate bay which allows stunning views over the bay, coastline and cliffs. The beach is huge with plenty of caves to explore as well as being dog friendly. Like most...  more »

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