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 7 day weather forecast for Newquay in Cornwall
Expect a temp in the range 12.5℃ to 13.5℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NNW)
Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 1.3 m/sec (NW)
Expect a temp in the range 13.9℃ to 14.3℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 10.6℃ with wind speed 0.8 m/sec (ENE)
Expect a temp in the range 11℃ to 14.2℃ with wind speed 1.1 m/sec (ESE)
Expect a temp in the range 16.1℃ to 16.8℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (ESE)
Expect a temp in the range 16.7℃ to 17.3℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (E)
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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