Watergate Bay (Tregurrian Beach)

Watergate Bay beach near Newquay, Cornwall

Tregurrian Beach, in Watergate Bay, is a 2-mile long stretch of golden sands, around 3 miles from the town centre of Newquay, Cornwall. The wide expanses of sand and proximity to Newquay make Watergate Bay a popular destination for families. The bay’s Atlantic swells make it equally popular with watersports enthusiasts, and the beach hosts annual surfing events.


Tregurrian Beach in Watergate Bay, CornwallThe beach is backed by steep cliffs and is flanked north and south by Stem Point and Trevelgue Head respectively. Watergate Bay is normally quieter than those beaches closer to Newquay. Heading towards Newquay, Porth Beach is 2 miles by road from the car park at Watergate Bay. To the north, Mawgan Porth Beach is around 3 miles.

Porth and Watergate Bay holiday cottages provide self catering solutions to holiday-makers. Accommodation nearby is also available in Newquay (3 miles), Padstow (11 miles) and Truro (15 miles) holiday cottages.

A car park is situated in the centre of the beach, next to the Extreme Academy for watersports, from which the beach can be easily accessed. A shop, café and toilets are situated by the beach. Lifeguards patrol the beach during peak seasons. Dogs are permitted on the beach.

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  1. The O'Neill Surf Academy - Cornwall's Leading Surf School

    Learning to surf is possibly one of the most enjoyable things you’ll get to do in life – and this fantastic experience is available right here at Watergate Bay with Europe’s flagship O’Neill Surf Academy. With the majority of surf lessons available for beginner surfers only, here at Watergate Bay we’ve got something for everyone! If it’s your first time on a board or you’ve already mastered riding waves, then we’re the next step in making your surfing better than ever! You can enjoy surfing with us at the UK’s best surfing destination – with professional & experienced coaches in a fun, safe environment and of course, the most beautiful of surroundings – http://www.oneillsurfacademy.co.uk

  2. The Beach Hut

    The Beach Hut is well known as one of Cornwall’s best beach-side hang-outs. Right on the sand at Watergate Bay, it’s an easy, relaxed restaurant serving seasonal food amongst the hustle of beach life. Open for breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner, the menu is classic. The views are fantastic. Rarely quiet, The Beach Hut is a vibrant venue where the buzz of conversation rivals the sound of the sea – http://www.watergatebay.co.uk

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