Surf Difficulty: All levels depending on the swell.
Long stretch of fun beachbreaks makes this spot one of the best surf destination in the UK. The three-mile exposed sandy beach faces W and picks up any SW to NW swell and NE to S are offshore. Unlike many other beaches in Cornwall, Watergate Bay is a surf spot that works on most tides, and knowing how this affects the waves at the Bay is a bonus. Generally speaking, you’ll find the best waves at mid to high tide – and there’s not that many places on the north coast that work at high. Then again, visit at low and you’ll find two-miles of space to play with and hopefully a peak to yourself – just take care during big swells. Don’t bother going there if the swell’s big (over 6ft) as it just closes out.Watergate is cauterised also by a mellow vibe although can get very crowded when it’s on.
Watergate Bay is suitable for all ability ranges. However, only if the waves aren’t too big.