Watergate Bay

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Image by Adam Gibbard - supplied by Visit Cornwall


Watergate Bay is one of Cornwall's most famous beaches; known for it's immense expanse of sand, and strong film and celebrity connections (Jamie Oliver, anyone?) The Premier in advert with Lenny Henry.

Popular for it's regular events, Watergate Bay is host to many sporting activities and displays, including the annual Polo on the Beach, and a series of intense sports shows, hosted in conjunction with the Xtreme Academy.

Watergate is one of the few year-round dog friendly beaches, offering nearly 2 miles of sandy shoreline at low tide. In addition to the large beach, it has a multitude of exciting caves and rock pools to explore.

Upcoming Events

Watergate Sprint - Saturday 17 September 2022 to Sunday 18 September 2022

Watergate Sprint

A high-speed weekend of motorsport action will take place near Watergate Bay this September 17th-18th.

Nestled on the stunning and highly popular North Cornwall coast between Newquay and Padstow, after making history in 2018 as a Hillclimb, the two-day closed road speed event became a Sprint in 2021 and that format continues in 2022. Watergate Bay Sprint provides competitors with a unique closed-road challenge and spectators with superb viewing.
More information as we get it...

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