Watergate Bay is on the north coast of Cornwall. It is a remote sand and rock beach, approximately one kilometre wide, backed by cliffs. There are lots of rock pools to explore at low tide.
It is bay located two miles north of Newquay on the B3276 Newquay to Padstow road near the village of Tregurrian in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It faces the Atlantic Ocean. The two mile long, sandy beach and exposed north westerly location is a popular location for water sports, kite flying, and sand art. Watergate Bay regularly hosts the English Nationals Surfing Championships.
The Watergate Bay Hotel and Fifteen Cornwall, a restaurant set up by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, are located just above the beach and there are a number of caravan and camping sites within easy reach.
Watergate Bay Surf
Watergate Bay in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn’t affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for dangerous rips.
Surf Forecast for Watergate Bay, Cornwall
How to read this surf forecast
Wave height refers to the size of the swell measured in open water close to the coastline. This means the actual size of the wave when it hits the beach may vary due to many factors including beach shape and orientation.
|Wave height (ft)||11.5||8||15||10||6|
|Last updated: 20-Feb-2019|