Continent
Europe
Country
England (UK)
Next Big City
Plymouth
Next Town
Newquay
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
No information
Features:
Shop, Rescue, Toilet, Food

Water

Type:
Medium wave
Hazards:
No information
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Low tide

The water throughout the year is extremely clean. There is a massive tide which means that there is no kiting 2 hours before and 2 hours after high tide. Watergate is one of the biggest swell pullers on the South West Coast, so there is pretty much always a wave, but due to the low gradient of the beach, there are massive flat sections between waves. The best conditions for wave riding are at low tide when a northerly wind is blowing. This holds up the waves beautifully, and keeps the wind nice and clean.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
No information

The beach is massive. It is made up of 4km of soft sand at low tide, making it an amazing learning spot, because of the amount of space and lack of down wind obstacles at low tide. Most of the year there is no shells or pebbles anywhere on the beach.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorts, Shorty
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, October, November
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
N, SSW, SW, WSW, W, NW, NNW
Main Direction:
SW

About 5 out of every 10 days. In summer, this is less, but in the winter this is more. The beach works from northerly all the way round to SSW. During a hot summer you can expect see breezes of about 12-15 knots, but not every day. May, June, October and November see the best wind, which is predominantly Southwesterly, but as long as there is a low pressure sitting just of the tip of Cornwall, there is wind. If the wind is offshore, there is a variety of other spots to cope with all directions mostly less than 30mins away.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Train
Access
No information

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Time

No kiting 2 hours before and after high tide. It is a private beach, and anyone endangering themselves, or others will be asked not to kite. During peak season, there is no kiting between the lifeguard flags.

Nightlife

No information