"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Watergate Bay Beach

Watergate Bay is on the north coast of Cornwall. It is a rural sandy beach approximately one kilometre wide, backed by steep cliffs. There is a stream that disperses over the sand at the beach.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Newquay

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW841648


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Watergate Bay Beach

  • Lusty Glaze (2m)
  • Pure Comedy Club (2m)
  • Newquay Zoo (3m)
  • 'Waterworld' (3m)
  • Blue Reef Aquarium (3m)
  • Jungle Jacks Newquay (3m)
  • Buccaneer Bay (3m)
  • Tunnels Through Time (3m)
  • St Eval Kart Circuit (3m)
  • Cornwall Pearl (3m)
  • Oasis Fun Pool (3m)
  • Trevilley Farm Shop (3m)
  • Dairyland Farm World (4m)
  • Lappa Valley Steam Railway (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Municipal Offices
Marcus Hill

Phone 01637 854 020
Email newquay.tic@cornwall.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 23 November


Chance of rain 33%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 995
Humidity 70%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 999
Humidity 57%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 12mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 60%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 61%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1005
Humidity 65%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 20%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1006
Humidity 79%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:28 GMT
High Tide
07:29 GMT
Low Tide
13:51 GMT
High Tide
19:46 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Watergate Bay Beach

Watergate Bay is a long privately owned North West facing beach, about 3 miles from Newquay. Large open bay at bottom of steep cliffs, frequently picking up Atlantic swells and therefore highly popular with surfers.

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