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Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay General Info

Dates: 8th to 10th August
Address: Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay, TR8 4AN
Tickets: Required for the Watergate Bay music festival. Camping is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Visit the ticket page for info and purchase details.
Travel: For full travel information visit the Getting Here page. 

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Opening Times at Watergate Bay

Main Arena opening times:

Friday 10am - Saturday 12:45am
Saturday 10am - Sunday 12:45am
Sunday 10am - 11:45pm

Main Arena Box Office opening times (location: shuttle bus turning point):

Thursday: closed - alternatively please visit the Campsite Box Office (below)
Friday: 10am - 11pm
Saturday: 10am - 11pm
Sunday: 10am - 11pm

Campsite Box Office opening times (location: yellow weekend Car Park):

Thursday: 3pm - 11pm
Friday: 9am - 11pm
Saturday: 9am - 11pm
Sunday: closed - alternatively please visit the Main Arena Box Office (above)

Campsite opening times:

Campsites open*: 9am - 11pm on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August.
Campsites close: 2pm Monday 11th August

*early entry ticket holders may enter the campsite between 4pm and 11pm on Thursday.

Car Park opening times:

Car Parks open*: 9am - 11pm on  Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August.
Car Parks close: 2pm on Monday 11th August

*early entry ticket holders may enter the campsite between 4pm and 11pm on Thursday.


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Entry and Wristbands at Watergate Bay

Weekend tickets and VIP tickets are scanned upon entry to the campsite entrance and exchanged for a matching wristband.

Day tickets and VIP Day tickets are exchanged at the Main Arena entrance with no re-admittance permitted.

Last ticket/wristband exchange is at 11pm at the Main Arena Box Office (further timings below).

Main Arena Re-admission Policy: Day ticket holders cannot exit and re-enter the arena. General weekend, three day ticket and VIP weekend ticket holders can re-enter the arena until 11pm.


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Age Restrictions at Watergate Bay

Persons aged 15 or under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian of 18 years or over. The following age restrictions apply (ID may be required to gain entry):

18 year olds can only accompany two under 16 year olds
24 year olds can only accompany four under 16 year olds
25 year olds can accompany more than four under 16 year olds

Any children under the age of 10 do not need a ticket - however they must be accompanied by an adult or guardian of 18 years to enter.


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Camping at Watergate Bay

Nestled within the patchwork fields of the Cornish countryside is the tailor made Boardmasters campsite. It's less than 5 minutes walk to the Main Arena and a further 5 to Watergate Bay. 

Now open for four days (three nights) to all weekend ticket holders: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, there's no better place to stay for Boardmasters 2014.

The campsite has a limited capacity and tickets sell out more quickly every year.

VIP Luxury Camping packages are available - including VIP weekend tickets. Visit the VIP ticket information page for more.

Campsite opening times:

Campsites open*: 9am - 11pm on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August.
Campsites close: 2pm Monday 11th August

*early entry ticket holders may enter the campsite between 4pm and 11pm on Thursday.

Campsite re-admission policy:

Ticket and wristband exchange for general and VIP weekend camping closes at 11pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

General weekend and VIP wristbands can access the campsite as many times as required. Day ticket holders cannot access the campsite.


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What to bring to Watergate Bay

- Sun tan lotion!
- Tent

- Sleeping bag
- Cash (cash machines are available inside the arena)
- Wellingtons (just in case!)
- Mobile phone (a 'temporary' phone would be advisable in case of damage and loss)
- Warm clothes


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What NOT to bring to Watergate Bay

Prohibited items include:

  • Glass
  • Any spirits
  • Illegal substances
  • Anything that could reasonably considered for use as a weapon
  • Nitros Oxide and legal highs
  • Any kind of gas or fuel related cookers or stoves
  • Portable or disposable barbeques/ gas/paraffin lamps or any fire related cooking equipment
  • Glass of any kind, including perfume and cologne bottles, beer bottles, jars or drinking vessels
  • Portable laser equipment and pens
  • Megaphones
  • Large sound systems
  • Air horns
  • Fireworks
  • Flares
  • Chinese lanterns
  • Spray cans
  • Animals with the exception of guide dogs
  • Generators, apart from those permanently built into campervans
  • Gas canisters or cylinders apart from those fitted in campervans
  • Unofficial tabards or hi vis jackets
  • Professional camera or video equipment

Confiscated items will be destroyed and therefore unavailable for for collection on exit from the festival. If you do not want to lose any of the above items - leave them at home.

  • Campfires are NOT permitted.


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Shuttle Bus service from Watergate Bay

A shuttle bus will be running between Newquay Town centre and the Watergate Bay festival site.

Single ticket: £2
Return ticket: £3

Schedule coming soon!


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Parking at Watergate Bay

Car parking is available to purchase for all Boardmasters attendees, head to the ticket page for more info.

Car Park opening times:

Car Park open*: 4pm Thursday 7th August
Car Park close: 2pm Monday 11th August

*early entry ticket holders may enter the campsite between 4pm and 11pm on Thursday.

All VIP ticket holders have parking included within their ticket price!


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Cars and Campervans at Watergate Bay

Campervans, caravans and motorhomes are all welcome. An additional fee of £29 will be required and can be purchased on the ticket page. No tents or cars can be kept in the campervan area as space is limited.

Car parking is available for all Boardmasters customers, see above for more details.

Campervan restrictions:

Built in generators are allowed.
No electricity or water hook ups are available.
Each campervan, caravan or motorhome may have one tent alongside.
Cars cannot be parked in the campervan site - they may be used as towing vehicles but must subsequently be moved from the site.
Music is permitted at a 'sociable' volume.
Alcohol policy above applies to those in campervans.
No pets are allowed (with the exception of guide dogs).
Plastic cups and cutlery permitted - knives will be confiscated,
All "What not to bring" points above apply.


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Food and Catering at Watergate Bay

Catering units are present all over the arena - including a classic Cornish Market - offering a huge variety of succulent food. Whether you enjoy Mexican, Italian or a taste of the West country there's plenty on offer. You will also find breakfast and snack bars within the campsites operating a service into the small hours, as well as a general store selling foods, sanitary products and camping equipment... all the essentials!


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Alcohol at Watergate Bay

Campsite Alcohol Policy

Alcohol brought to the festival must comply with the event regulations which are:

  • Weekend campers aged 18 and over can bring in limited amounts and types of alcohol
  • Types of alcohol allowed - beer, cider, alco pops and wine
  • Quantity per person: 24 cans beer or 18 cans of cider or 3 litres of wine or 24 bottles (must be plastic) alco pops
  • NO SPIRITS
  • Excessive amounts of food and cigarettes may be refused entry to the site. Only bring enough for personal consumption.
  • You can only bring in alcohol when you first enter
  • You will not be able to exit & re- enter with alcohol by use of your wristband
  • All drinks must be unopened and not in glass bottles
  • Alcohol is on sale at the event but you must be 18 or over to purchase it
  • Bring ID, you will be asked each time you buy a drink
  • No glass allowed. You must be 18 to bring in alcohol and may be asked for ID. Alcohol will only be permitted on first entry to the festival.
  • It is illegal to attempt to buy alcohol if you are under 18 and it is illegal to buy alcohol for another person who is under 18. Challenge 25 is in place at all bars

Arena Alcohol Policy

No alcohol is allowed into the festival arena. Day ticket holders are not allowed to bring in any alcoholic drinks. Excessive amounts of food and cigarettes may be refused entry to the site. Only bring enough for personal consumption. It is illegal to attempt to buy alcohol if you are under 18 and it is illegal to buy alcohol for another person who is under 18. Challenge 25 is in place at all bars.


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Smoking at Watergate Bay

No smoking is permitted in any of the indoor areas. Smoking in any indoor area is illegal and could result in you being fined.


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Further questions

If you can't find what you're looking for on this page, head to the FAQs page to see more info or get in touch.

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