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Watergate BaySouth-West England

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  • Contemporary
  • Relaxed
  • Luxury

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Set on a spectacular surfing beach on the north Cornwall coast, Watergate Bay Hotel is the perfect destination for a luxury family beach holiday. The beach is on the doorstep, it’s a place to chill out, be active, get back to nature, and most of all having a good time with the little ones in the beautiful outdoors!

To book this hotel please contact the reservations team at Watergate Bay directly on 01637 860543. .

For Kids

  • There are organised games and activities, evening entertainment and a ‘Kids’ Zone’ and ‘XA club’ where the staff our CRB checked and experienced with qualifications ranging from NVQ level 3 through to Early Years Professional Status, Playwork Practitioners and Primary teaching degrees.
  • There’s two miles of sandy beach right outside the door and surf lessons, rocking pooling and caves to explore; your children will never want to go home!
  • For 3-7 years (all year round) between 6:30pm and 9:30pm the Ofsted registered Kids’ Zone is fully supervised to allow parents to have some couple time and enjoy dinner together.
  • For 7-12 years there is evening supervision in the school holidays between 6:30pm and 9:30pm with the XA Club in the Games Room.
  • Between 10am and 12 noon the Kids’ Zone and XA Club run morning supervised sessions during school holidays. The XA Club is held in the Games Room. Supervised sessions have limited places and need to be booked at reception on the day of the session.
  • Throughout the school holidays children between 8-15 staying at the hotel get a free surf or body boarding lesson with a fully qualified and CRB checked instructors at the Extreme Academy, giving your children a chance to experience this super-cool sport with kids of their own age. Conditions allowing, there may also be beach games too.
  • The new and improved Games Room is open every day and is home to table tennis, table football and crafts, the perfect place to hang out. There is controlled internet access, and PlayStation, X-Box 360º and Wii consoles are also available with a wide selection of games to choose from.
  • PG or U rated films are shown each evening in the Games Room to keep the kids entertained.
  • The Kids’ Zone is open from 8am until 9:30pm every day and has a play room and an art room with indoor toys, themed activities, games and children’s books. There is also a cosy and comfortable ‘quiet’ area for reading during the day and for films and stories during the evening supervision session. During school holidays the Kids Zone also runs supervised sessions between 10am and 12 noon.
  • Watergate Bay also has an outdoor play area with areas for climbing, balancing, hiding and exploring. There is also plenty of space to play with bikes and outdoor toys. Depending on the time of day the Kids Zone will be supervised or unsupervised.
  • During school holidays younger children can enjoy activities such as sandcastle building, rock pooling, den building, costume making and treasure hunts, finger painting and lots other of different arts and crafts.
  • There are often visiting entertainers for family entertainment; this includes cookery sessions, graffiti art, music, film making or even circus skills. These sessions take place a couple of evenings each week during school holidays between 5:30- 6:30. Parents do need to supervise their children during these sessions.
  • Both The Beach Hut and The Living Space have children’s menus, while for families staying on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, there is an early evening children’s supper from 5pm, or children can join their parents for dinner if preferred.
  • The hotel staff are happy to puree any of the freshly prepared food for your baby.
  • A parents’ kitchen with microwave, washing up facilities and fridge is available at all times.
  • High chairs are supplied in all of the hotel’s restaurants.
  • Kids will love the indoor pool on days where the weather might not be so good! For young children there is a shallow area, but one that needn’t disrupt the flow of your front crawl.

For Adults

  • Watergate Bay Hotel operates a baby monitoring service which can also be used at The Beach Hut and Fifteen Cornwall. Parents are not permitted to leave the hotel grounds when using the service.
  • Watergate Bay can provide a babysitter between 6pm and 2am, so that you can enjoy an evening out! All of our babysitters are Kids’ Zone staff. The minimum booking time is 3 hours and fees will be charged to your room account. Please give us at least 24 hours to arrange a sitter for you.
  • Chill out at Swim Club with a 25-metre ocean-view infinity pool, café-bar, cardio room, a studio for classes, three treatment rooms, plus a manicure and pedicure room overlooking the bay. Bi-folding doors along one length of the pool can be opened on sunny days making it feel just like an outdoor pool.
  • Or take in the view at the poolside terrace with a Canadian hot tub.
  • Enjoy a treatment in one of the hotel’s treatment rooms and kick back and relax after in the relaxation snug.
  • If you fancy a manicure or pedicure head to the manicure or pedicure snug which has the most gorgeous view to check out whilst you are being pampered.
  • If you still want to keep fit whilst away then had to the Cardio Room where you find top of the range gym equipment including a Concept2 rowing machine, SkiERG, matrix hybrid cross trainers, running machines and fitness bike.
  • If you just fancy curling up with a good book and watching the ocean then the Ocean Room with its sofas and a fireplace and the option to order coffees and pastries, cocktails, beer, wine and spirits is the place to be.
  • Or if it is a nice day then the decked terraces, complete with built-in seating, large comfy cushions and coffee tables make this an ideal spot for reading, eating, drinking or simply sunbathing!


Each of the rooms at Watergate Bay are unique; all have beautiful solid oak floors, some are dual aspect, others have stunning little details such as a stand-alone bath in the window. Many rooms in the hotel have awesome ocean views; some are front facing and have either a good or limited view of the sea, while others have a rear aspect only.

Standard Rooms 
The Standard Rooms are contemporary styled in a beach-chic design and are available as Sea View, Front-facing and House rooms. Some of the Standard Rooms interconnect.

Better Rooms 
Again beach-chic designs and some with stunning sea views these bedrooms are a little bigger than the Standard Rooms. Better Rooms are available as Sea View, Front-facing and House. Some of the Better Rooms interconnect. 

Best Rooms 
Most have Best Rooms have sea-views and all are again in a beach-chic designs. These bedrooms are bigger than our other rooms and have their own unique and quirky twist. Best Rooms are available as Sea View, Front-facing and House. Again some of these rooms interconnect.

There are two Suites at Watergate Bay which are open-plan, L-shaped suites all with fantastic sea views. They are a blend of French vintage chic and classic beach-house style. There is a sitting area with television, chairs and day bed, and for pure indulgence set into the bay window is a stand-alone bath the French windows fold back into the room to let light and fresh air flood in. 

Family suites 
The Family Suites are perfect for a luxury family holiday and include a king size bedroom, bathroom and separate bunk room for children. Most of these Family Suites will sleep up to five people but some will suit a family of six. Family Suites are available as Front-facing and House. 

Room features


Dining Room 
The Dining Room is an award-winning restaurant which offers a menu that changes daily based on the availability of locally sourced ingredients and seasons. 

The Living Space
The Living Space has fabulous views out over the bay and is an open plan kitchen with a Mediterranean influenced menu. 

The Beach Hut
The Beach Hut is a chilled out hangout right next to the sand and has stunning views across Watergate Bay from both the indoor tables and from the decked balcony that runs around the restaurant. The menu runs from breakfast through coffees, lunches and afternoon cakes to dinner. Cornish fish is always on the daily specials board and the menu is focused around steaks, burgers and shellfish with an emphasis on local, seasonal produce.

Venus Café
Open every day until end of October from 10am-5pm (9am-6pm July/August), Venus at Watergate Bay offers an extensive menu of local and organic food and drink. Situated right on the beach, the Venus menu caters for gluten free, vegetarian and meat lovers - all made and produced locally. Why not try one of Venus's famous organic beef burgers?

The Venus Takeaway is open every day from 10am-5pm until the end of October. Offering an extensive takeaway menu specialising in local and organic food, Venus can cater for visitors looking to spend the whole day at the beach or those just passing through on the South West Coastal Path walks. 


At Watergate Bay there are two miles of perfect beach to play but also with some adrenaline fuelled activities on offer. Choose from surfing, kitesurfing, traction kiting, waveskiing, stand-up paddlesurfing or hand planning.

Take the bucket and spade and enjoy a traditional day on the beach making sandcastles, exploring in the rock pools and paddling in the waves. 

Newquay Zoo is nearby and is a perfect trip for the whole family. are over 130 species to view, with new exhibits being added all the time. 

Go to the Aquarium and experience some of the animals that live just off the beaches of Cornwall and yet more who are visitors from more tropical shores. 

Top Tips

Dogs are welcome at Watergate Bay Hotel and the beach is open to dogs year-round. Dogs can stay in ground and first floor Ocean Wing rooms and all Coach House rooms. Dogs are charged at £15 per night for the first dog and £5 per night for each additional dog. Dog food is not provided.

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall is right next door – a must whilst you are visiting.



Kids Go Free
Book to stay with in low season and all children under the age of eight go free when sharing their parents’ room, excluding family suites in school holiday periods. When booking in mid-season, one child under eight goes free when sharing their parents’ room, excluding family suites. 


Stay A While
Book a break of six nights or more on either a bed & breakfast or dinner, bed & breakfast basis and receive a 15% discount.
This offer is available throughout the year.


Learn To Surf
Watergate Bay Hotel offers accommodation just yards from the beach and fabulous food in the dining room. Throw in expert surf tuition, and you’ve got an awesome surfing holiday.
Book a minimum of three nights at the hotel and get two incredible days of surfing at Extreme Academy for just £65 per person, or £55 for under 16s. This offer must be booked prior to arrival and includes two 2 hour surf lessons with a fully qualified British Surfing Association coach and board & wetsuit hire for the two days.


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