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Watergate Bay

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Address: Newquay TR8 4AA, England
Phone Number: 01637860353
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Great Beach

We have been here before and is one of our favourite beaches. The cliffs cut the wind off you. The facilities are good. You can surf if you want to. There are some parts that have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Steve G
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Shaw, United Kingdom
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Shaw, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here before and is one of our favourite beaches. The cliffs cut the wind off you. The facilities are good. You can surf if you want to. There are some parts that have small stones but it's mainly very sandy and I'd great for all the family

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice beach with constant waves! Probably one of Britain's best playgrounds for surfers! Some good facilities as well!

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Thank TonyBernardo
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The beach is absolutely beautiful - we walked along the length of the beach and it is simply gorgeous, there are also lovely coastal walks so make sure you do both Lots of people learning to surf which was great to see Dog friendly and friendly dogs!

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were on holiday, staying in the centre of Cornwall, but wanted to come to Newquay as our last trip to Cornwall almost 40 years ago had been to the town. Watergate Bay was a good place to start, especially as it enabled us to go to Jamie's 15 restaurant. We weren't geared up for swimming, but there were plenty... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This beach has got a chilled atmosphere with a few cafes around the beach and surfing kit hire shops. It is a slightly rough sand beach, but has good surf for swimming, surfing and body boarding. There are a couple of car parks near the beach, which make it very accessible

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Thank Liz S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great surfing, shame that some people think that it's ok to leave litter behind. Could do with bins being available on the beach rather than at the top of the slip road.

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Thank Donna S
Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

nice location , great beach, again the RNLI do a fab job with the lifeguards. Plenty of paid parking

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Thank ewanwr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely walk to Watergate Bay, it took us a short lovely walk to the beach. The beach was nice but too many stones for me. Nice and clean with lots of people on.

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Thank Liz O
Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow what an amazing beach. Took my 2 young boys down for the afternoon on what's been called the hottest day of the year, Iv never seen so many hot chicks in bikinis in my life.. There were even what I like to refer to as posh totty there(girls who look like they've got plenty of money from London or... More 

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newquay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have had coffee here several times. Nice outside sitting area and views to die for. Friendly staff. Lovely hotel. Live Newquay so don't know much about staying there. I'm sure it's lovely.

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