Watergate Bay beach
Watergate Bay beach, about 3 miles from Newquay on the North Cornwall coast, is a large beach. Two miles of golden sand at low tide stretches towards Newquay and out to sea enormous waves come in from the Atlantic providing a spectacular sight and a popular surfing and kitesurfing spot.
It is a large, open bay and frequently picks up swell from the Atlantic and is popular with families and surfers. Watergate Bay is a 15 minute drive from Newquay or a 45 minute walk, however this is a strenuous walk with many hills and valleys.
Access There are several access paths down to the beach. The easiest access path is in front of the hotel in the valley.
Sand chairs are available from Watergate Bay Hotel. Telephone: 01637860543
Sand chairs are provided by Cornwall Mobility in partnership with Disability Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.
Parking There are two beach side car parks.
Lifeguard cover There are RNLI lifeguards from 1st May to the 26th September, then weekends up to October Half-term when it's manned all week (2021)
Dogs are allowed all year round