Watergate Bay Beach (Cornwall)

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. Watergate Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Newquay, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  • 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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