Watergate Bay Hotel

Watergate Bay, Cornwall

A chilled, family-friendly hotel on a sandy surfing beach with huge views and a sensational pool


71 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 5


Grab a surfboard or a kite: this hotel kits you out to ride the waves with the Extreme Academy surf school. But you can still chill just lounging around, and if you have kids, it’s a treat. Young children can make friends in the popular Kids’ Zone while you disappear for a massage or a swim in Swim Club.

It’s all about the views here, with walls of glass in The Living Space (a huge café/bar), an 25-metre infinity pool that gazes over the ocean, and a terrace strewn with loungers. This large hotel sits directly above one of the best sandy beaches in Britain and it’s two miles long.

There’s a large ocean room to head home to with an open fire, a sauna and cliff-top hot tub with stunning views, and food that’s fresh and delicious. Eat in the bar or Zacry’s the grill, it’s only 50 paces to the The Beach Hut for a burger and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall is right next door. Coastal light floods through the windows of the sea view suites, the family suites have separate bunk rooms for children, The Village apartments have their own kitchens and open-plan lounges and many of the bedrooms are dog-friendly.

Ocean room lounge area with sea views at Watergate Bay Hotel

We think you'll love

  • The superb water sports facilities outside the door
  • The laid-back, seasidey, happy go lucky feel
  • The engaging, child-friendly staff
Stylish double bedroom with doors out to a balcony with seating and sea views

Home truths

  • Not all the family suites have sea views
  • Not all the rooms are dog friendly


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Runs on the beach all year round, and advice on other dog-friendly beach walks.

Dogs £15. Max. 2.

A year round dog-friendly beach, and 2 dog-friendly public areas/restaurants.

Lunch £10. Dinner, 2 courses, £36.50.


Nightly price
from £185
Singles £120 - £268. Dinner, B&B from £240 per night.
2 Suites for 2
From £365
47 Twin/doubles
From £185
18 Suites for 4
From £285
4 Suites for 5
From £350


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The neighbourhood

Watergate Bay is a vast stretch of beach on the edge of Newquay, six miles from Padstow. Foodie inclined and definitely sportif, this multi-apartment hotel on the other side of the road offers four restaurants on site, a 25m infinity pool and a surf and kite school. Turn left down the coastal path to reach St Ives, turn right to reach Port Issac. Whichever way you go, the seascape is sensational.

Local points of interest from

  • Set on a spectacular surfing beach on the north Cornwall coast, Watergate Bay Hotel is the perfect destination for a contemporary beach holiday.
  • It’s a place that’s all about the balance of life; being active, getting amongst the elements, eating and drinking well, spoiling yourself a little, chilling out, getting cosy and most of all having a good time.
  • Watergate Bay is a real foodie destination with four different places to eat. The Beach Hut is right on the sand, while The Living Space and Zacry's are in the hotel and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall is right next door.
  • The Watergate Bay Hotel is right next to Watergate Bay, a two mile stretch of sandy beach, popular with surfers and kite surfers. The Extreme Academy surf school hires kit and teaches surfing, traction kite, kite surfing, stand up paddle surf and wave ski.
  • For a proper Cornish foodie break beside the sea, stay for three nights and experience three of the bay’s best restaurants with the hotel's Taste of the Bay offer, available outside of school holidays.
  • Keep up to date with the Watergate Bay blog. Find out whats' going on in Cornwall and around the bay during your stay. It's where we share all our best recipes, cocktails and top 10 favourite things to see and do whist on holiday.