Travel Info

Car Park Opening Times

What are the opening times?

Campsite Opening Times: Wednesday 07:30 to Monday 16:00

Main Arena Opening Times: 
   Wednesday 9 August 2023  16:00 – 02:00
 Thursday 10 August 2023  09:30 – 02:00
 Friday 11 August 2023  09:30 – 02:00
  Saturday 12 August 2023  09:30 – 02:00
 Sunday 13 August 2023  09:30 – 02:00

Car Opening Times:
   07:30 – 22:30 everyday

Watergate Bay (Day) Car Park Opening Times: Fri – Sun, 08:00 – 04:30

Watergate Bay Drop-Off & Pick-Up (BLUE) Car Park:  Wed 07:00 – Mon 14:00

Box Office Campsite Opening Times: Weds + Thurs 07:30 – 23:00, Fri + Sat 08:00 – 23:00 (closed Sunday) (Location: Weekend Car Park)

Box Office Main Arena Opening Times: Weds + Thurs 07:30 – 23:00, Fri – Sun 08:00 – 23:00

*Note: Boutique, VIP and Charger ticket holders do not need to purchase Car Parking. Day Ticket holders cannot access the campsites.

Getting here

Can I travel by train?

Yes! Take the stress out of your journey and reduce your carbon footprint by taking the train to Newquay. Shuttle buses will run approx every 15 minutes from Newquay station once the first trains arrive on Wednesday.

  • To travel on the train you will be required to have a reservation so book in advance
  • Some services don’t take surf boards. Check luggage info
  • Remember your railcard (if you have one)
  • Book in advance via GWR.com
Can I travel by coach?

Yes! We’ve partnered with Big Green Coach to offer sustainable travel to Boardmasters. Find out more

Can I travel by car?

Yes you can. Please share journeys as much as possible to help us reduce the number of cars travelling to the festival. Our car park details are

Green Car Park/Camping ticket holders only: Boardmasters Festival, Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay, Newquay, TR8 4HR

Blue Car Park/Day Ticket holders only: Boardmasters Festival, Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay, Newquay, TR8 4AN

Blue Car Park/Pick up and Drop Off Boardmasters Festival, Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay, Newquay, TR8 4AN

Accessible Car Park/Camping Tickets holders  only Boardmasters Festival, Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay, Newquay, TR8 4AN

Blue Car Park/Accessible day tickets holders Boardmasters Festival, Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay, Newquay, TR8 4AN

Why do you charge £40 to re-enter the car park?

We want to reduce the amount of traffic around the festival site at Watergate Bay and the carbon footprint of the festival.

One way we can do this is by discouraging driving from Watergate Bay into Newquay and back during the festival.

There are signposted walking routes and shuttle buses available for a greener way to travel during the festival.

Money charged to re-enter the festival does contribute to the Boardmasters Foundation. The Foundation aims to support individuals, groups, charities and organisations that fall under one of our three key pillars of focus – Culture, Force for Good and Community. Every year the Foundation supports a range of local charities & projects with donations.

Can I sleep in my car?

No, sorry.

Shuttle Buses

Shuttle buses

We encourage customers to use our shuttle bus service that operates between the Festival site at Watergate Bay and Newquay town center, rather than driving their own car. If you use your own car you will be charged £40 to re-enter the car park at the festival site. The shuttle bus is the quickest way to reach Fistral Beach. It uses closed roads, it’s considerably quicker than your own car plus parking in Newquay is very limited.

The shuttle bus service will run between the Watergate Bay Festival Site and Newquay Town Centre (for Fistral Beach) with multiple buses operating on the route so waiting times are minimal. A reduced service will run on Monday morning. Shuttle buses will depart from Blue Car Park.

WATERGATE > FISTRAL ROUTE

  1. Watergate Bay Festival Site (Blue Bus Stop, arena entrance)
  2. Cliff Road (near Aldi, Newquay Rail Station)
  3. Manor Road Bus Station (10 min walk to Fistral Beach)

FISTRAL > WATERGATE ROUTE

  1. Manor Road Bus Station (10 min walk to Fistral Beach)
  2. Cliff Road (near Aldi, Newquay Rail Station)
  3. Watergate Bay Festival Site (Blue Bus Stop, arena entrance)

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