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Watergate Bay Hotel

Last updated: 25 April, 2023

From the moment you step foot into the welcoming interiors of this iconic beachfront hotel, you know you are in for a treat. The decor is elegant yet cosy, staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, and there’s attention to detail at every turn.

Rooms are tasteful, high-spec and present in a range of configurations – including family suites, beach lofts and apartments, some with self-catering. Ideal for groups and families. Amenities include an on-site cardio room and an indoor ocean-view pool.

Children are made extra welcome, and there’s a relaxed, family-friendly vibe throughout. The hotel offers a variety of activities for them, including a kids’ club and a ‘Kids Zone’ play area, and there are three family-friendly restaurants.

The Extreme Academy on the iconic Watergate Bay beach and is on your doorstep, offering surfing, stand-up paddlesurfing, traction kiting and more.

Surrounding area

The setting is picturesque with rugged cliffs, rolling hills, and stunning sea views. The hotel overlooks the vast Watergate Bay beach, which stretches for two miles and offers plenty of opportunities for water sports like surfing, kitesurfing, and stand-up paddleboarding. The bay is also a great spot for exploring rock pools, long walks along the beach, and enjoying the sunsets.

For those who prefer to stay on land, the area around Watergate Bay offers a variety of activities like cycling, hiking, horse riding, and golf. The South West Coast Path runs through the area.

Head north for more surf at Polzeath, and more food by celebrity chefs in Padstow and Rock.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: Onsite
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed