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Watergate Bay, Newquay

4.7
#3 of 10 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.
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  • Simply the best beach in the area and the best place to surf or kayak. Beautiful beach and area great for families and experienced surfers alike.  more »
  • A wonderful beach, lovely shop and superb places to eat from low end to top end budgets. Many people I have spoken to over the years tell me the same thing, how in love they fall with this place and o...  more »
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