Cornwall Beach Guide

Watergate Bay Beach

Description:
Watergate Bay Beach is an excellent mile long beach with good surfing and also plenty of sand for families.
Safety:
Lifeguards in summer at Watergate Bay. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
Access to the beach at Watergate Bay is via a sloping path from the car park and a few steps.
Dogs:
Dogs allowed all year at Watergate Bay.
Directions:
Watergate Bay is 2 miles from Newquay. On the A30 near Indian Queens turn onto the A39 at the Highgate Hill roundabout. Proceed on the A39 north and continue on the A39 across the 1st roundabout. Continue on the A39 and at the 2nd roundabout (Trekenning roundabout) take the first left onto the A3059 (signposted for Newquay). After about 2 miles turn right, signposted to Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth. Continue on this road until a junction and here turn left onto the B3276 (signposted to Watergate Bay). Follow the B3276 for about a mile to Watergate Bay. Alternatively take the B3276 from Newquay to Watergate Bay.
Post Code:
TR8 4AA.
Parking:
2 car parks at Watergate Bay.
Toilets:
Yes.
Facilities:
Beach shop, café close to the beach.
Activities:
Surfing.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Fistral Beach (4 miles, sandy beach, surfing, dog friendly, disabled access)
Newquay (3 miles, seaside town with sandy beaches, surfing, part dog friendly)
Porth (1 mile, sandy beach, surfing, disabled access)
Mawgan Porth (2 miles, sandy beach, surfing, dog friendly, disabled access)
Bedruthan Steps (5 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly)
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