Sands Resort Hotel on the Cornish North Coast has plenty of indoor and outdoor space – ideal for a worry-free post-lockdown staycation.

Discover the new hotel nature trail and make the most of playgrounds and sports facilities as well as a daily outdoor entertainment programme. Hire bodyboards and wetsuits (free of charge) and head to Porth Beach a five-minute walk away.

The team at Sands Resort have put a number of measures in place to make you feel safe and relaxed during your stay and have reduced the available rooms by a third.

Book with confidence - flexible cancellation:

  • Cancel free of charge up to 21 days prior to your arrival date. A full refund of your deposit will be given.
  • If staying before 28th May you can cancel and receive a full refund of your deposit up to 10 days prior to arrival at the hotel.
  • In the event of Covid regulations closing the hotel over this period or travel restrictions occurring in the area you live in, a full refund will be given.

Super-friendly, accommodating staff and great food are just two of the draws of this iconic property in its stunning spot in western Cornwall, just above Watergate Bay – a fantastic surfing destination. Nearby beach adventure centres offer cycling, surfing, climbing, canoeing and fishing. 

Not for nothing does Sands consistently rate highly in TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice Awards. A paradise for younger children, with masses of fantastic facilities, it doesn't forget parents, with a spa, kids’ arts and craft sessions and baby-listening. It's not as luxurious as some nearby child-friendly resorts, but for a relaxing family holiday or break it's great value.

Read our review of a family break at Sands Resort Hotel & Spa.


Sands Hotel & Spa is on the west coast of Cornwall, just north of Newquay with its train station and airport.

Sands Resort Hotel & Spa

What to expect

Beach nearby
Family rooms
Baby listening
Indoor pool
Fitness Suite
Indoor play
Kids early dinner
Outdoor play area
Outdoor pool


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The Sands Resort is now offering arts and crafts sessions for children (they no longer have children's clubs). These are family sessions for children age 4 and over with their parents/carers. They take place several times a week.

The arts and crafts sessions may include:

  • Family pottery
  • Sea glass pictures on canvas
  • T-shirt design
  • Wooden mobiles
  • Dream catchers
  • Bead jellyfish
  • Lanterns
  • Lighthouses
  • Friendship bracelets
  • Teenage graffiti art
  • Pebble pals
  • Messy play day
  • Face masks
  • Sun catchers
  • Bird boxes

Make your very own souvenirs to take home with you!

Choose to swim inside or out.

Choose to swim inside or out.

A sea-view room at Sands Resort Hotel & Spa.

A sea-view room at Sands Resort Hotel & Spa.


70 rooms; cots available. All rooms have cool-box and baby-listening monitor.
Standard doubles (with king-size bed) can fit a toddler bed and/or connect with an standard triple room to sleep up to 5.
Standard family rooms sleep up to 4 in a king-size double bed and bunkbeds in a separate area.
Interconnecting double, bunkroom and single rooms sleep up to 5, with 2 TVs and Playstation.
Contemporary suites (available with seaview) sleep up to 2 adults + 3 children + 1 baby, in a king-size double bedroom with sitting area, a children’s sleeping area with bunks plus a single and a cot, or twin beds and a cot.
Apartment suites sleep up to 4 or 5 in a king-size double bedroom with shower room, a twin room with bathroom, a toddler bed, a lounge, 2 TVs and a Playstation.
Comfort Pool and Country View Suites sleep up to 2 adults + 2 in a double bedroom with an open corridor to twin–bedded children’s sleeping area, plus balcony.
3-bedroom apartment suite sleeps up to 7 in a king-size double bedroom, a triple bedroom and a bunk bedroom, with a small lounge and 2 bathrooms.

Offer of the week

Sands Resort provides everything you need so that you can have a relaxing family break, with prices starting at just £354 for a 3-night break.

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Bounce off some energy outdoors.

Bounce off some energy outdoors.


Children's arts and crafts (see above).

Outdoor splash and kids’ fun pools; indoor pool with steam room.

Restaurant (lunch available; evenings choose from early children’s tea, family dinner or late couple’s dinner); bar.

Buggy, backpack and bottle-sterilizer hire.

Holiday entertainment for children inc. visits from the zoo and aquarium, magicians, clowns.

Holiday entertainment for adults inc. live music, quizzes.

Indoor fun fair

Adventure playground; maze; zipwire; bouncy castle.

600m nature trail


Basketball; mini-golf; football; croquet.

Indoor games room (table tennis, pool, air hockey etc.)

Indoor toddler softplay area.

Spa and gym.

Delicious dining at Sands Resort Hotel & Spa.

Delicious dining at Sands Resort Hotel & Spa.

Outdoor play area at Sands Resort Hotel & Spa.

Outdoor play area at Sands Resort Hotel & Spa.