Watergate Bay sports (Cornwall)
Watergate Bay is popular with many adrenaline activities including kite surfing, kite buggying, mountain boarding, waveskiing and surfing.
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- 5th August 2020-9th August 2020The Boadmasters Festival is held in Newquay, Cornwall and split over two locations in the town:Watergate Bay for the camping and the music stages Fistral Beach for the surfing competitions, skate/BMX, Beach Sessions and surf village
- 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.
- Whipsiderry beach, sandy sheltered cove situated to the North of Porth beach this is one of the hidden beaches of Newquay. Due to limited parking it never gets busy even in the high season. At high tide no beach and be careful you don’t get cut off as the tide rises. On the outskirts of Newquay with a 30 minute walk from Newquay town centre with access to the beach is only by steps. You don’t get facilities with no car park but you can find some spaces on the road, no food outlets and this beach has no lifeguard.
- Watersports are not the only thing to do, Watergate Bay is a great beach for a walk at low tide and dogs are allowed all year round. Like most of Cornwall’s beaches it’s on the South West Coast Path and there are good walks in both directions – North to Mawgan Porth, Bedruthan Steps and Constantine and South to Newquay.
- Porth beach is a sandy family beach with rock pools and backed by cliffs. At low tide you have a great expanse of sand but this does mean it can be a good walk to the sea. As one of the most exposed beaches within the Newquay area this beach has a good swell with a break that varies depending on the position of the ever changing sand bar. Popular with novice surfers and body boarders. Facilities include car park, toilets, cafe, pub, shop and seasonal lifeguards. The beach is also only a 20 -30 minute walk from Newquay town centre.
- Lusty Glaze Beach Adventure CentreLusty Glaze Beach offers all weather activities for all ages. From Junior Baywatch, a educational and fun activity for the little ones, to our cliff to cliff Zip Wire with a 60 foot abseil! Lusty Glaze Beach also offers:Surfing Lessons Body Boarding Lessons Wine Tasting on the beach Cocktail Lessons Abseiling Beach football, Dodgeball and Volleyball A vertical assault course The Rat Run – a simulated caving experience Team building
- Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay is a privately owned beach, this gorgeous cove nestles on the edge of the stunning north coast of Cornwall. Lusty Glaze beach is a great family beach, has a name derived from the Cornish for ‘A place to view blue boats’. Lusty Glaze is a privately owned horseshoe shaped cove, naturally sheltered by high cliffs, open all year and free of charge. One of Newquay’s best tourist beaches. The beach specializes in adventure, education, training and is the home to the headquarters of the National Lifeguard and Rescue Training Centre that specializes in cliff and aquatic nationally recognised courses. Facilities include car parking, lifeguards, restaurant/cafe, activity centre, shop, take away, hire shop, surf school, toilets, showers, beach huts, private area.
- Lusty Glaze Beach Restaurant is beach hut styled and cosy, and is set right next to the sand. With large decks and the option of actually dining on the sand, it is a truly remarkable spot. Beach BBQ’s, fresh Cornish seafood and food cooked at your table – by you – on hot volcanic stones set this eatery apart from any other. With a revamp this winter (2012) the Lusty restaurant is set to open in the spring with a new concept for the UK…check out the Facebook page for up to date info!
- Beacon Cove is a sandy beach that disappears at high tide. The beach is backed by high cliffs and sits between the main beaches at Watergate Bay to the South and Mawgan Porth to the North. Getting down the steep slopes is a challenge and the nearest facilities are at Mawgan Porth. We have no dog information for Beacon Cove beach.
- Tolcarne beach is in a crescent shaped sandy bay with tropical palm trees set against a backcloth of cliffs. The Beach offers soft sand, easy swimming, surfing and rock pools to explore. A family beach; enjoy the water sports, beach games, relax in the sun or shelter in the shade of one of the beach huts. Surf: Consistent surf and at high tide the ‘Tolcarne Wedge’ a cross wave is great for body boarding. Facilities include toilets, restaurant, shower, summer life guards, beach huts, shops, parking in town and it is just a 5-10 minute walk to Newquay town centre.
- Kingsurf Surf School is a B.S.A and Surfing England approved surf school that operates out of Mawgan Porth beach. We offer all levels of surf tuition including group and family lessons, with all of our coaches are qualified beach lifeguards, community responders for the RNLI and attend a yearly casualty care course.
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