Surfing Competitions & Events in Newquay
Boardmasters Newquay - August
One of the top annual events on the British Surfing Calendar and the ultimate summer beach party with the best live music and surf, Boardmasters is centred around Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay. What began as a small Newquay surfing competition has grown into a major surf/ music festival in the South West. Surfing competitions include an International Pros Men's and Women's Open, a Men's Longboard Pro, a Pro Junior (under 20s) and an Under 16s mixed. The event also features a fantastic Air Show always packed with breathtaking aerial tricks.
Music and Beach Party wise, the main music arena is at Watergate Bay and what a venue with stages including the beach Main Stage hosting the headliners and the cliff top View Stage with spectacular beach backdrop. Around Fistral beach during Boardmasters it's surfing all the way with surfing lessons available all week along with skate and BMX competitions, surf art on display in bars flanking the beach and after parties running into the early hours.
Great budget coach services are available for Boardmasters from Big Green Coach who offer cheap coach travel from Birmingham, Bristol, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Southampton and many more UK destinations direct to Boardmasters. Regular shuttle bus services also operate between Watergate Bay, Newquay town centre and Fistral beach during the event and you'll find all designated parking for Broadmasters at Watergate Bay.
Where to Stay
If you're not camping, we've got a fantastic choice of affordable, quality B&Bs and apartments in Newquay around Fistral beach and Watergate Bay. Browse the choice below and book online. For groups, Newquay surfing hostels are a great option or treat yourself to affordable luxury and book one of Newquay's many contemporary apartments - you'll find a great choice of super stylish apartments overlooking the golf course and Fistral beach!
Boardmasters Festival Links
Accommodation in Newquay
(0.4 miles from the centre of Newquay)
Rating from 357 reviews
Modern Travelodge hotel in Newquay with newly refurbished double & family rooms. Bar/ cafe, flexible check in/ out times by arrangement, pet friendly. Chargeable parking nearby.
(2.7 miles from the centre of Newquay)
Holiday Home Per Week (Seasonal)
Holiday park near Newquay, with touring pitches and static holiday homes. Excellent on-site facilities. Easy beach access. Ideal for couples and families.
(1.5 miles from the centre of Newquay)
Per Week (Seasonal) Sleeps 4
Attractive stone built Crantock cottage minutes from the beach and North Coast. Pet friendly and perfect for families or couples with enclosed garden. Free parking and Wi-Fi.
(1.4 miles from the centre of Newquay)
Per Week (Seasonal)
Selection of luxury self catering cottages in the picturesque village of Crantock in Cornwall. Pets Welcome in most. Sleeping 2-10 people.
(1.3 miles from the centre of Newquay)
per short break (sleeps 6-8)
Rating from 465 reviews
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Luxury caravan park close to Newquay. Families welcome. On-site heated swimming pool, fishing lakes and adventure playground. Self-catering cottages. Pet-friendly. Wi-Fi available.
Accommodation in Watergate Bay
(1.5 miles from the centre of Watergate Bay)
Per Pitch Per Night (2 people & 1 car)
Rating from 179 reviews
Family-friendly Newquay holiday park with spacious camping and touring grass pitches only. WiFi, outdoor heated pool, cafe, shop and play area. Summer entertainment. Dogs welcome.
(1.9 miles from the centre of Watergate Bay)
per double room per night B&B (2 sharing)
Rating from 63 reviews
Luxury boutique guest house in Newquay with fabulous outdoor heated swimming pool, games room, spacious licensed bar and stunning gardens. 12 en-suite rooms. Free parking and WiFi.
(1.7 miles from the centre of Watergate Bay)
Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4-6
Hoseasons two and three bedroom self catering caravans situated just three miles from Newquay.
(1.4 miles from the centre of Watergate Bay)
Per week (seasonal) sleeps 6
Enjoy a relaxing seaside holiday to the Cornish coast & stay at this Hoseasons park set just 100 metres from Porth Beach. Two bedroom caravans, Wi-Fi, family facilities.
(1.1 miles from the centre of Watergate Bay)
Per Week (seasonal) Sleeps 4-6
Luxury glamping accommodation at this camping park in Cornwall. 1 mile from beaches. Free hot water, tea room, craft events and Saturday night feast. Sleeping 4-6 people.