• HIGHLIGHTS
  • OVERVIEW
  • ROOMS
  • FACILITIES
  • SURFING
  • BEACH LIFE
  • FOOD
  • ACTIVITIES
  • CHILL OUT
  • ON THE DOORSTEP
  • Stylish family hotel overlooking one of Cornwall’s best surfing beaches.  
  • Top-notch facilities from a 25-metre indoor infinity pool to an onsite surf school. 
  • Boardwalk directly to the beach, offering surf in/ surf out access, board storage and wetsuit drying room. 
  • Contemporary family suites and rooms boasting stunning sea views. 
  • The perfect destination for eating well, chilling out, being active and having fun by the beach. 
  • Dog friendly, grandparent friendly and baby/ tot-friendly.

Location: Watergate Bay, Cornwall  
Transfer: 5 minutes’ drive from Newquay Cornwall Airport  
Climate: Summer 16-20C; spring and autumn 12-18C (best swells)  
Surf level: Beginners and intermediates

  • Contemporary coastal spaces oozing with beach-house style: barefoot comfort, seaside colours and all the right tech.  
  • Standard rooms, suites, family suites and family apartments – with and without sea views. 
  • King-size beds, bathrobes and contemporary artwork.  
  • Family suites sleep 5-6 guests and include a separate bunkroom. 
  • Standard facilities include free wifi, fridge, tea/ coffee facilities, Watergate Bay Elements products, iPod docking station and Bluetooth speaker.  
  • Some rooms and suites are dog friendly. 
  • 25m indoor infinity pool with baby pool area (using cutting-edge environmental technology to keep chlorine levels low). 
  • Hot tub and Finnish sauna on the ocean-facing terrace. 
  • Fitness classes including yoga and cardio cycle.  
  • Onsite Spa.  
  • Ofsted registered Kids’ Zone for children aged 0-7 – includes supervised sessions and themed activities for ages 6 months-2 years and 3-7 years.  
  • XA games room with pool tables, table tennis, XBox 360 and table football. XA Club offering activities such as woodwork and team games for children aged 8-12. 
  • Babysitter available (advance booking required) or use the complimentary video baby monitoring system so you can enjoy an evening meal. 
  • Watersports and surf coaching centre – The Extreme Academy. 
  • Surfboard storage and equipment hire. 
  • Five stylish restaurants to choose from.   
  • Swap your comfy bed for a surfboard in seconds. 
  • Boardwalk directly to the beach offering surf in/ surf out access, board storage and wetsuit drying room. 
  • Onsite surfing and watersports centre, with hot showers, changing rooms and expert tuition.  
  • Surf lessons for all ages and abilities from 8 years old. 
  • Onsite board and equipment rental. 
  • Year-round swell and one of the most consistent surf spots in Cornwall. During small swells Watergate Bay offers perfect beginner and longboard waves; and when the spring and winter swells roll in from the Atlantic it offers some of the best surf in Cornwall.  
  • Water temps range from 9-10C in winter to 15-18 in summer – so you’ll need at least a 3/2mm wetsuit in summer and 5/4mm in winter.  
  • Watergate Bay’s two-mile beach is the epicentre of stylish family surfing holidays in Cornwall.  
  • Enjoy consistent waves, a huge expanse of sand for beach games and rock pooling (at the northern end) and a family-friendly line-up of cafés and restaurants.  
  • Take a low-tide walk to Whipsiderry beach and seek out the emerald cave pool.  
  • Just over the headland to the north is Mawgan Porth – a sandy, wave-lashed runway with excellent beachside amenities including cafés, a pub and beach equipment/ surf hire.  
  • Watergate Bay is just a 5-minute drive from Newquay’s vibrant huddle of beaches, including Lusty Glaze, Tolcarne, Great Western, Towan and the surfing mecca of Fistral.   
  • Take your pick from five stylish, surfside restaurants.  
  • The Living Space is a relaxed all-day food and drink venue where you can sink into a comfy sofa, bask on the deck or take a seat at a sea-view table for coffee, cocktails and seasonal grazing dishes.  
  • The contemporary and stylish Zacry’s is home to one of the best breakfast buffets we’ve sampled – including DIY waffles, healthy granola, fresh pastries and hearty hot dishes. In the evening the menu offers a seasonal and contemporary culinary experience.  
  • Nudging the waves is the award-winning Fifteen Cornwall, serving local ingredients with an Italian twist.
  • On the lower level is the more casual setting of The Beach Hut, where sandy-soled beach goers tuck into fresh seafood, legendary burgers and Extreme hot chocolates.  
  • The newest addition at the waters’ edge is the Watchful Mary, where you can catch the sunset with a cocktail or craft beer in hand.
  • Children’s menus are available in The Beach Hut and The Living Space, while Zacry’s serves daily changing specials suitable for children. 
  • If you want to feed younger children at a reasonable hour, an early supper is served from 5-6pm in Zacry’s. 
  • The hotel also has secured parents’ kitchens with microwaves, fridges and washing up facilities.
  • Water sports and beach activities including traction kiting, hand planing, wave skiing and bodyboarding.  
  • Yoga and cardio cycle classes. 
  • Hit the South West Coast Path and explore the stunning beach scenery. 
  • Spa treatments including massages, facials and reflexology.  
  • Find your Zen with a yoga session. 
  • Book a babysitter and enjoy a classy dinner overlooking the waves. 
  • Kickback in the Ocean Room or on the terrace with a cocktail in hand. 
  • Head to the swanky sundowner bar, The Watchful Mary.  
  • Take a stroll to the northern end of Watergate Bay and soak up the sublime scenery.
  • Head into Newquay and ride the Concrete Waves of the skate park.  
  • Experience the vibrant beach culture of the UK’s surfing capital.  
  • Head to Newquay Zoo and stroll from the African Savannah to Madagascar, observing over 100 species of wildlife from lions to poison dart frogs