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Watergate Bay Hotel, Cornwall

The infinity pool at the Watergate Bay Hotel.The infinity pool at the Watergate Bay Hotel.
Bar areaBar area© Simon Birt
BeachBeach© Nick Wylie
Beach Hut RestaurantBeach Hut Restaurant© Bob Berr
Lounge areaLounge area© Simon Birt
Ocean RoomOcean Room© Kirstin Prisk
BedroomBedroom© Luke Hayes
SurfingSurfing© Josh Coombes
Outdoor terraceOutdoor terrace© Kirsten Prisk
BeachBeach© Luke Hayes

In trendy Watergate Bay on the west coast of Cornwall, 10 minutes from Padstow, this is a great place to bring older kids and teens, for the excellent surfing conditions and on-site surf school, Extreme Academy. But if you're travelling with younger children, there's still plenty to do, indoors or on the magnificent beach. The ocean-view infinity pool is a must (in summer, bi-folding glass doors open it to the outdoors), while parents can enjoy yoga sessions, spa treatments and a hot tub. Local attractions include the Eden Project a 30-minute drive away.

Childcare (free for hotel guests) runs through the school holidays for ages 3-12. For younger guests, the childcare facility is open throughout the year, with qualified staff with First Aid training. Evening sessions are also available for 3- to 12-year-olds, as is a babysitting service (at an additional cost).

The three on-site restaurants (plus Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen on the top floor of the Extreme Academy surf school) and takeaway serve ishes to suit all tastes and budgets, including wonderful cream teas, and combined with the boutique-style rooms and friendly staff bring discerning parents back year after year.

Rooms include Family Suites for up to five, with bunkbeds for kids, a fridge and all mod cons, in a setting resembling a beach house. This is also a dog-friendly hotel.

What to Expect:
  • Dog-friendly
  • Gym
  • Watersports
  • Baby-listening
  • Babysitting
  • Beach
  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Connecting rooms
  • Cots
  • Crèche
  • Family rooms
  • Great for babies
  • Great for kids 4-12
  • Great for teens
  • Great for toddlers
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids' club
  • Kids' early dinner
  • Outdoor play area
  • Surfing
  • Spa


Morning baby/toddler supervision in Kids' Zone (ages 6 months–2 years; DBS checked staff and First Aid qualified; Mon–Fri termtime, 10am–noon; free for hotel guests).
Supervised Kids' Zone (ages 3-7; 10-noon and 6.30-10pm with qualified staff; free for hotel guests).
Supervised XA Club (ages 7–12; 10-noon and 6.30-10pm with qualified staff; free for hotel guests).
Babysitting (with advance notice; 6pm-2am; £12/hour; DBS checked Kids' Zone staff; up-to-date First Aid).
Baby-monitoring and baby-listening service (extra cost; not available in the Village Suites).


69 rooms. Cots available.
Standard Rooms sleep 2 adults + 1 child in a king-size bed and cot or pullout bed; interconnecting rooms available.
Better and Best Rooms sleep 2 adults in a king-size bed + 1 child in a pullout bed or cot.
Suites sleep 2 adults in a king-size bed + 1 child in an extra bed or cot in the sitting area, with sea-view.
Family Suites sleep up to 5 in a king-size bedroom and separate bunkroom for children plus an extra bed and/or cot.
Village Suites sleep 4 people with double and twin beds, plus extra room for 2 cots. With kitchen, living area, dining area, furnished first floor veranda plus floor-to-ceiling windows. Plus fireplace, widescreen TV, free WiFi and more. Dog-friendly.


Childcare (see above).

Kids’ Zone with softplay for babies and toddlers and an activity room and outdoor pirate ship.

25m indoor infinity pool with shallow area for kids (family swim times).

Ocean-view deck and sun terrace.

Extreme Academy surf and watersports school, beach activities and equipment hire (extra charge).

Hot tub.

3 restaurants (The Beach Hut, The Living Space and Zacry’s) and 1 takeaway (children’s meals and early dinner).

Parents’ shared kitchen for preparing/warming foods, with fridge.

Therapy and beauty room (including ocean-view manicure room and double massage room).



Nordic walking; beach fitness; cardio cycle classes.


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Family breaks from £295 at Watergate Bay Hotel, Cornwall

Stay at Watergate Bay Hotel in a family suite on dinner inclusive and eat as a family in Zacry’s. On the north coast of Cornwall and right on the beach, the children can learn surf with the Extreme Academy while you chill out in Swim Club. There’s plenty of fun activities in the Kids’ Zone to keep them occupied. Prices from £295 for up to five people sharing a family suite, inclusive of dinner. You can even bring the dog ... why not Book now

Learn to surf in Cornwall

Enjoy a stay at the fabulous Watergate Bay Hotel and learn to surf in the dedicated on-site watersports school, Extreme Academy. If you are aged 8 years and over then have a go ... why not Book now

New two-bed suites at Watergate Bay Hotel, Cornwall

Heading to Cornwall and looking for spacious self-catering family accommodation but with all the benefits of a luxury hotel? Check out Watergate Bay and their brand new 2-bed suites in a village next to the hotel. Whatsmore, they are dog friendly so no need to leave your four-legged friend at home ... why not Book now

Experience Cornwall's varied cuisine at Watergate Bay

Stay for 3 nights and eat at 3 separate restaurants at Watergate Bay - Zacry’s, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall and The Beach Hut. A perfect way to experience the varied cuisine in this part of the world ... why not Book now

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The Watergate Bay Hotel is on Cornwall's west coast, a five-minute drive from Newquay's airport and train station and 10 minutes from Padstow.

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View down over Porto Elounda Golf and Spa Resort golf course.
October Half Term £4312 per family. Two adults and two children, 7 nights on half board basis, inc. return flights.


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