Watergate Bay is one of the best known
beaches in North Cornwall. Home to Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant and the Extreme
Academy, there's no shortage of things to do here on one of the most
spectacular expanses of beach in the whole of Cornwall.
If food is your passion there can be few restaurants in Cornwall
to rival the reputation or the view of Jamie Oliver's Fifteen. There's also
a beach cafe which is ideal for an after-surf coffee or lunch.
If it's extreme sports you're looking for Watergate Bay's
Extreme Academy offers several routes to an adrenaline buzz including kite
surfing, kite buggying, mountain boarding, waveskiing and, for the traditionalists,
plain old surfing.
Squeezing into a wetsuit and tethering yourself to an acre
of rip-stop nylon, isn't compulsory though. Watergate Bay is a great beach
for a walk at low tide and dogs are allowed all year round. Like most beaches in Cornwall, it's on the South West Coast Path and there are good
walks in both directions - North to Mawgan Porth, Bedruthan Steps and Constantine
and South to Newquay.
There's a good sized car park right above the beach and toilets
and overflow parking in a field just opposite.