A large expanse of fine golden sand at the foot of steep cliffs, this beach is very popular but rarely overcrowded. At low tide the beach is two and a half miles long and it is possible to walk all the way to Newquay. There are rock pools for the children to play in as well as designated safe swimming areas in the sea.
The Extreme Sports Academy is based at Watergate Bay, providing surfing, power kiting, buggying and kite surfing. There are regular events and championships at Watergate including the Relentless Boardmasters in August.
At the bottom of Tregurrian Hill on the B3276. Level paths lead down from the car park. There are several access paths down to the beach, the easiest of which is in front of the hotels in the valley.
Swimming & Surfing
See the A1 Surf Report, the Wannasurf report or the Magic Seaweed surf report
Lifeguard from 22nd to 25th April and 29th April to 25th September 2011. Cafe, shops, pubs, resturants, toilets, public telephone.
Large car park beside the Watergate Hotel.
Dogs permitted all year around.
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