If you would like to watch all the action at the Watergate Bay Sprint near Newquay, Cornwall, this is page for you. Here you will find all the information on where, when and how you can witness a weekend of spectacular motorsport action along the North Cornish coast in September.


Information on 2024 tickets and prices will be announced closer to the event



To access the spectator car park - you MUST approach from the NEWQUAY AIRPORT/ WATERGATE BAY DIRECTION.


Spectator Car Parking & how to get there

Spectator Car Parking is available as per the interactive map below.
Approach from the NEWQUAY AIRPORT / WATERGATE BAY DIRECTION ONLY (due to road closure on Newquay side).
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Nearest PostCode: TR8 4AA

Car Parking: Discounted car parking is available at £3.50 per car - payable on the day or with our advanced booking offer.
On foot, you can arrive via the Newquay – Watergate Bay coast path, entering the site via the entrance near the Surf School.

How much?

TICKETS AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE Save £2 if purchased in advance - £10 per adult per day, payable by cash or card. Under 14s are free
TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE GATE for £12 per adult per day, payable by cash or card. Under 14s are free
Terms and Conditions can be found HERE.

Things to see

As good as it gets! Ralli22 is a collaboration of some of the most iconic rally cars in history from the Group B, Group A and WRC era, all used in active competition like they were intended. See them on-track during the weekend and get up close and personal to these amazing machines in the paddock too.

Enjoy an introduction into one of motoring’s most exciting sports, on a rally taster with Kernow Rally Experience.

Students and Motor vehicle Tutor Phil Hanson will be at the event showcasing the students hard work as our Level 2 MV students will be pit crew for two competing race cars at the event. They will be there with the colleges’ Level 3 student Alumni and current students to talk about courses and life at the college as well as “have a go” activities with the virtual welders, science experiments and a race car to sit in for photos.

Get rid of some energy with a go on the bouncy castles! Fun for all the family!

Quantum - hand built British Sports Cars

Race against family and friends with this dedicated Scalextric race track, set up in the heart of the paddock. See the cars in action on the course, then create your own race!

The South West's leading Car show

Keep the children entertained with some Face painting! Adults welcome too!

What time?

Racing begins from around 9:00am both days and will run throughout the day but no later than 6pm.

Spectator Access and where to watch

Spectators will be able to watch the Sprint from the dedicated spectator area and will also be allowed access into the Paddock. The coast path will be open at all times.


Sadly, we cannot permit dogs onto the venue under any circumstances. The continued running of the venue is dependant on this instruction being followed as the land used is actively agricultural land and is at the request of the land owner.

Interactive Map

Scroll further down the page to find an interactive map in which you can see the layout, car park and access to the hill

Diversion Route

The road will be closed during the weekend on 17/18 SEPTEMBER FROM 6AM TO 7PM. Click below to see what diversion route will be in place around Watergate Bay.
To access Watergate Bay from Newquay: Follow the signs to Newquay Airport and pick up the diversion signs to Watergate Bay.
To access Newquay from Watergate Bay: Follow the signs to Newquay Airport and pick up the diversion signs to Newquay.

First Aid

The First aid post is located in the spectator area


Thanks to our friends at Hendra Holiday Park, we are delighted to be able to offer our signed on marshals, officials, spectators and competitors a very special rate during the Watergate Sprint weekend.

• Exclusive 15% off of full tariff for Static caravans, classic range or above, for the Fri 16th Sept-Mon 19th Sept break

• Exclusive 10% off of full tariff for touring/camping/Pods, inc. electric and serviced pitches based upon per person and per night rates.

All bookings will need to quote WBS22 to access the above discounts and they will have to be booked via phone (01637 875778) and won’t be available online.

Standard T&Cs apply, including booking party make up being families and couples only, no large groups etc.

Head to Hendra Holiday Park to find out more: CLICK HERE