Watergate Bay

4th February 2014

Set on the North Cornwall coast, Watergate Bay is one of the most popular places for holiday makers, and it’s easy to see why. Watergate Bay boasts a two mile-long, sandy beach, sheltered by headlands at either end. It offers spectacular, panoramic views from the cliff paths, where you can watch the ever-constant breaking waves roll in and out with the tide and stare at stunning sunsets throughout the year.

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There are so many reasons to visit Watergate Bay but here are our top five:

1. Location

from-the-cliff (Photograph by Shop on The Beach at Watergate Bay)[/caption]

As we mentioned, Watergate Bay is on the North Cornwall coast, facing west it is exposed to the incoming swell from the Atlantic, making it a popular surf spot. Watergate Bay is west of Newquay, close enough to enjoy the town’s hustle and bustle but far enough away not get some rest and relaxation. And to the east is the popular fishing harbour of Padstow, a great day out for all the family.

2. Dog friendly

dogs Watergate Bay loves dogs and dogs love Watergate Bay. It’s one of a few beaches in Cornwall that’s dog friendly year round. With two miles of sandy beach to run on and sea caves to explore, we’re certain you and your dog will have a great time here.

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3. Food and Drink

BHFC You’re really spoilt for choice at Watergate Bay. Right on the beach is The Beach Hut, a relaxed, rarely quiet hangout. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving up hearty meals from mussels to burgers – and it’s dog friendly too!
Look 15ft up and you’ll find Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall. Indulge in their signature style of Italian inspired, rustic food and enjoy the view over the beach.
There is also a beach-side take-away, Venus.

4. Events

 This must be one of the busiest beaches in Cornwall! Each year an amazing line up of events takes places at Watergate Bay and 2014 is no different. From the English National surfing Championships to Polo on the Beach, Electric Beach Festival to RAF Fitness sessions, the beach will be a hive of activity.

You can find a full line up of events here.

5. Sports

surfing From surfing to kitesurfing, stand up paddle boarding to hand planning, waveski to traction buggying, Watergate Bay has a great offering of sports for you to try your hand at. The Extreme Academy based on sea lane provide both lessons and equipment hire year round. Whether you are experienced or a complete beginner, Extreme Academy will have something to suit.