Holiday Cottages Cornwall

                                                                                                                                                                                    Holiday Cottages Cornwall

Porth and Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay consists of a  2 miles stretch of glorious sandy beach. Watergate Bay is  4 miles  north of Newquay, Cornwall.  Possibly the best stretch of beach in Cornwall, backed by stunning cliffs.   Watergate Bay is a  favourite for those wishing to avoid the busier Newquay. At the height of the season the main beach area may be a bit crowded though but a short stroll along the beach will take you to  more secluded spots.  Smooth sand, clean water and excellent parking facilities.  Watergate Bay car park has  toilets and a shower facility.  Lifeguards on the beach.  Bistro with a bar and upstairs restaurant. Also good food at the Watergate Bay Hotel. Takeaway. Cafe and a surf hire shop. Jamie
Oliver has his impressive new restaurant here, just a stroll from the beach.  Enjoy Watergate Bay's coastal footpaths. 

 

Watergate Bay Watergate Bay Porth beach
Watergate Bay Watergate Bay Porth beach

Porth, a little bit further down the coast from Watergate Bay, is a tiny dot of a village bordering the superb classic sandy beach.  This is of course just one stop on the stretch of almost continuous lovely beaches  which run all the way from Padstow to Newquay.  Porth  is as good as any a place to stop along this route and has a  car park.  If you are a customer of the Mermaid Inn (buying a meal, excellent food, large indoor and outdoor seating areas) it appears that you have free parking in their own car park at the rear of the Inn.  There is also the Sea Horse cafe and takeaway.  The surf shop seems to have surf hire.  Only a few miles takes you from Porth into Newquay or in the other direction onto Watergate Bay.