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Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay Newquay Cornwall

As the UK's unofficial capital of surfing, Newquay is the perfect location for Europe's only surf, skate and music festival. You can tap into the laid-back beach vibe, watching pro surfers and skaters by day, then party to a summer soundtrack on Fistral Beach and at Watergate Bay. The 2013 Boardmasters festival was headlined by The Vaccines, Ben Howard and Basement Jaxx, and 2014 promises another all-star musical line-up. So grab your surfboard and flip-flops, and join in Newquay's biggest party weekend. There's no need to worry about wasting time stuck in Newquay's holiday traffic, there's a brilliant park and ride scheme from just outside town, and a shuttle bus between the festival's two sites.

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