Watergate Bay in Newquay has a two mile stretch of sandy beach at low tide. An action packed beach with excellent facilities and beachside restaurants including Jamie Oliver inspired FIFTEEN Cornwall and The Beach Hut.
For surfers, Watergate Bay is a good beach for all experience levels including novices with a mid-high tide sandy beach break (left and rights). SE wind direction generally considered the best surf conditions.
Good kitesurfing location due to the large beach and very good kite surfing learning spot due to the shallow large beach. Note that kitesurfing is not allowed between lifeguard flags during the peak season.
The beach has local shops, car park, cafe, toilets, surf school & hire, toilets and seasonal lifeguard (May – end of September). If you want to head into Newquay this is a good 45 minute to an hour walk.
Watergate Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Our weather forecast for Newquay in Cornwall
Today (Friday, Feb 26)
Expect a temperature in the range 2.7℃ to 5.9℃ with a wind speed 1.1 m/sec (SSE)
Saturday, Feb 27
Expect a temperature in the range 2℃ to 3.3℃ with a wind speed 0.5 m/sec (ESE)
Sunday, Feb 28
Expect a temperature in the range 2.1℃ to 2.9℃ with a wind speed 2.2 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Mar 01
Expect a temperature in the range 4.7℃ to 6℃ with a wind speed 5.9 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Mar 02
Expect a temperature in the range 5.9℃ to 6.3℃ with a wind speed 8.4 m/sec (ESE)
Wednesday, Mar 03
Expect a temperature in the range 5.6℃ to 8.2℃ with a wind speed 1.9 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Mar 04
Expect a temperature in the range 4.3℃ to 6.2℃ with a wind speed 1.8 m/sec (NNE)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for Watergate Bay Beach in Cornwall.
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