Watergate Bay Beach, about 3 miles from Newquay is a large expanse of fine golden sand stretching for over 2 miles at the foot of steep cliffs. It is a large, open bay and frequently picks up swell from the Atlantic and is popular with families and surfers. There are several access paths down to the beach the easiest of which is in front of the hotel in the valley and parking in two beach side car parks.
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. The beach is a European Designated beach and has acheived the highest standard for Uk bathing water,there are RNLI lifeguards from mid May to the end of September and dogs are allowed all year round.
The two miles of golden sand and azure sea make this a fantastic beach for surfers and activity lovers of all ages and abilities. Watergate Bay hosts demonstrations, events, championships and festivals in a variety of sand, sea and air sports as well as the annual Polo on the Beach.