Boardmasters is a spectacular 5-day event that takes place across 2 locations in Newquay – Fistral Beach, the surfing mecca of the UK where Boardmasters’ famous International Surf Competitions take place, and arguably the most stunning location in the country to watch live music – Watergate Bay.

Tens of thousands of people will descend on Newquay every year that weekend for the return of Boardmasters Festival.

The UK’s biggest international surf and music festival opens its gates at 4pm today (August 9) for five days of live music, surfing and sun.

Around 50,000 people are expected to arrive between the five days – with 60% of campers arriving the fisrt day.

Boardmasters takes place at two festival sites in Newquay. The main arena and camping is situated on a clifftop at Watergate Bay and the surfing element of the festival will be held on Fistral Beach, where there is also a beach bar and a shopping village.

A shuttle bus service operates taking people from Watergate Bay down to Fistral Beach.

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