Find places to stay around Watergate Bay Beach. To the north, via the South West Coast Path, is Mawgan Porth. To the south are the beaches around Newquay.
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Watergate, Cornwall, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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Massive sand beach popular with surfers
The main attraction here is Watergate Beach/Tregurrian Beach, one of Cornwall's, and North Devon's, massive Atlantic-facing beaches. To the north east of Newquay and to the south west of Padstow, Watergate, or Watergate Bay, is a compact coastal resort, with a well-known hotel, looking out across the sand to the sea.

Clearly, make the most of the beach and the various water sports offered, but we'd also highly recommend time spent on the South West Coast Path. To the north are Mawgan Porth and the National Trust's Bedruthan Steps. To the south, the Path takes you to Newquay.

Local attractions
In the local area, we'd suggest you visit Padstow on the River Camel and Estuary. The sandy beaches around Trevose Head are superb. Try Mother Ivey's Bay and Constantine Bay Beach.

Given that Cornwall's a skinny county, take a trip to The Eden Project. The National Trust's Lanhydrock House and Gardens is superb, too.

Day trips
If you're in the Watergate Bay area for any length of time, we'd recommend some day trips. To the south west, St. Ives is a must for any visitor to the UK. St Ives Bay is amazing. Further south, try Sennen Cove Beach and Land's End.

South east of Watergate Bay, head to Falmouth and St. Mawes. We'd also recommend Mevagissey and Charlestown.

* Others you should visit over the course of a lifetime include Perran Beach and the arc of sand forming St Ives Bay, Saunton Sands (Beach) and Putsborough Sand (Beach).


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Watergate Beach/Tregurrian Beach, Cornwall

Located in Watergate, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

At low tide, a vast strip of sand arcs north east from Newquay Harbour to Trevelgue Head and then up to Stem Point and Griffin's Point. The upper section of this strip of sand is Watergate Beach or Tregurrian Beach. The...

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Polo On The Beach, Watergate Bay, Cornwall

Located in Watergate, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Watergate Beach/Tregurrian Beach is a big, low tide stretch of sand running from the Newquay area north to Stem and Griffin's Points. Roughly in the middle of this, where the high cliffs dip towards the beach, is Waterga...

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28 Waves
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Less than a mile away.

Total Bedrooms: 1; Maximum Occupants: 4; Rates: 270 - 870 Per Week

28 Waves is set in a new development just a stone's throw from the beach at Watergate Bay - perfect for breakfast at Fifteen Cornwall, recently rated as one of the 'Top Five Beachside Restaurants in the World'....

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25 Waves
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Less than a mile away.

Total Bedrooms: 2; Maximum Occupants: 6; Rates: 490 - 1,420 Per Week

25 Waves is set in a new development, just a stone's throw from the beach - perfect for breakfast at Fifteen Cornwall, recently rated as one of the 'Top Five Beachside Restaurants in the World'....

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30 Waves
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Less than a mile away.

Total Bedrooms: 1; Maximum Occupants: 4; Rates: 270 - 870 Per Week

Waves is a new development just a stone's throw from the golden sands at Watergate Bay. Being located so close to the beach means the apartment is perfect for children and has easy access to the great coastline trails fo...

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