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About Watergate

Watergate occupies a lovely location between the picturesque fishing harbour of Padstow and the exciting surfing beaches of Newquay. It gives access to some of the countries finest coastal scenery and has a beautiful rock scattered beach backed by towering cliffs. The beach is idyllic for sunbathing, surfing can be enjoyed, children build sandcastles and search for tiny crabs in pools left by the receding tide.

There is something for everyone in the area, watersports, golf, gardens - the Eden Project, historic houses, and plenty of restaurants including Rick Stein's famous Sea Food Restaurant, Jamie Oliver and a whole host of other acclaimed Michelin-starred establishment. You will also find delicious Cornish Cream teas served in the ambience of a typical Cornish cottage.

Within a short distance of Watergate there are numerous beauty spots, a sheltered sandy cove at Whipsiderry, dramatic Bedruthen Steps, Queen Bess's Rock and Park Head, with Newquay's old harbour, still used by small craft being particularly picturesque.

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A pub in Tintagel

Tintagel (197 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(5.8 miles, 9.3 km, direction NW of Watergate)

Legendry seat of King Arthur, graced with spectacular cliff scenery and the ruins of a castle built for the Earl of Cornwall in 1145, and of a Celtic Monastery. King Arthur's.....

Looking back at Boscastle, Cornwall

Boscastle (133 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(6.0 miles, 9.6 km, direction N of Watergate)

Boscastle is favoured with the only natural harbour along a rugged rock strewn twenty mile stretch of North Cornish Coast...

Port  Isaac, Cornwall

Port Isaac (114 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(7.6 miles, 12.3 km, direction W of Watergate)

Port Isaac offers visitors many rich experiences from strolls around its ancient streets and narrow alleys criss-crossing the hillside, to simply standing on the top of a cliff watching the foaming waves of the changing tide...

Bodmin Jail

Bodmin (130 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(9.6 miles, 15.5 km, direction S of Watergate)

Historically fascinating and naturally beautiful, this area of North Cornwall has so much to offer. Equidistant from both the north and south coasts, Bodmin is an excellent base.....

Bay at New Polzeath in early evening. Walk left on Beach for just yards to Polzeath.

New Polzeath (1 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(11.6 miles, 18.6 km, direction W of Watergate)

New Polzeath overlooks the extensive sands at Hayles Bay, where westerly winds provide perfect conditions for surfers. Just north of New Polzeath you can find steps leading to a beautiful beach...

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The famous and historic Bodmin Moor, Bodmin, Cornwall

Bodmin Moor (69 Pictures)

(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction SE)


Tintagel Post Office, Tintagel, Cornwall

Tintagel Old Post Office (11 Pictures)

(5.8 miles, 9.3 km, direction NW)

This delightful stone building with its bright red pillar-box fitted into its ancient wall is found in the coastal village of.....

Tintagel Castle - April 2004

Tintagel Castle (83 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.5 km, direction NW)

The local tourist industry in Tintagel leans heavily upon tales surrounding King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, but.....

Inside Merlin's Cave, Tintagel, Cornwall.

Merlin's Cave (8 Pictures)

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction NW)

This deep cavernous black slate hole, full of eyrie atmosphere is said to be the cave where the legendry King Arthur is purported.....

The Shire Hall, Bodmin, Cornwall

The Shire Hall (2 Pictures)

(9.6 miles, 15.4 km, direction S)

This beautifully preserved building is one of Cornwall's gems from the 19th-century. The Shire Hall was built in 1838 and shows.....

I'm going round the bend.

Bodmin & Wenford Railway (21 Pictures)

(9.9 miles, 15.9 km, direction S)

This railway is Cornwall's only standard gauge railway still operated by steam locomotives and the trains run through some.....

Golitha Falls, near Dobwalls, Cornwall

Golitha Falls (45 Pictures)

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction SE)

Golitha NNR (national nature reserve), known locally as Golitha Falls, is a famous beauty spot on the southern edge of Bodmin.....

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