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Address: Newquay, England
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Activities: Dining, Surfing

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Stunning with lots to do

Watergate Bay is a beautiful location for everything from relaxing to walking to extreme activities. There's something from everyone and brilliant for families.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Lancs
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Watergate Bay is a beautiful location for everything from relaxing to walking to extreme activities. There's something from everyone and brilliant for families.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

great beach with easy parking and if you like hot chocolate go to the Beach Hut for an extreme hot chocolate--fantastic

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Kidderminster
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Great facility but no signs telling you of the charge till you have walked 1/2 mile from the beach with no change!! I agree a charge may be required but if you do please ensure facilities are working and their is chnge available.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We stayed in a complex called WAVES in Watergate bay, I picked this area as it was dog friendly and the apartment also allowed dogs. The beach is amazing but the sea was really cold, the only people in the sea were people in wetsuits (Surfboarders) outside temp was about 18 degree at its best which was good for first... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing beach to visit whilst in Newquay. Miles of pure golden sand. Great views, and stunning waves. Pubs nearby too. Can easily spend a full day here with the kids.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Nice open beach. not much to do other than walk or activities in the sea. Mainly restaurants and a bar. unless you travel out for the evening then make sure you have a good apartment to stay in.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Beach is lovely and there is a choice of places to eat from Fifteen to the Watergate Bay Hotel. The Phoenix is ok but I prefer the others. Parking can be an issue at peak times

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We walked to Watergate Bay from Newquay (between 3 and 3.5 miles) and it was well worth the trip. Watergate Bay is picturesque, clean and has a nice outdoor bar.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Watergate Bay holds fond memories for our family and we love the beach. The surf is great and on a sunny day, there are few beaches that can match it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

going back to a beach we visited 30 years ago still lovely after all these years the Watergate bay has been very much modernised had coffee and a chocolate for my wife... coffee not good no real taste chocolate also to watery to be fair to the staff they said a new machine and they did ask if we enjoyed... More 

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