Watergate Bay (Tregurrian Beach)
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.
The 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, caf and toilets are situated by the beach. Lifeguards patrol the beach during peak seasons. Dogs are permitted on the beach.