Watergate Bay Hotel

UK England South West England Cornwall Newquay

01637 860 543   On the Beach Watergate Bay Cornwall TR8 4AA

  • 73 Guest Rooms and Suites

  • By the Seaside
Taking the concept of luxury beachfront hotel to a new level

An extension of the relaxing beach life bang on the doorstep, the Watergate Bay Hotel invites you straight off the sand into stylish accommodation. Not only do many of the rooms and living areas benefit from dazzling views over the two-mile stretch of Watergate Bay's sandy beach, but all the beach activities you could dream up can be arranged at the click of your fingers.

It has a lot in common with its sister hotel Another Place The Lake, with an emphasis on luxury and comfort without pretension and a liking for the outdoor life, dogs and families – the perfect place to chill out and relax, safe in the knowledge that you will be well fed and that nothing is too much trouble. The hotel has been here for years but its latest incarnation takes the beachfront hotel concept to new levels, with a 25m indoor infinity pool overlooking the sea, an outdoor hot tub and loungers on terrace and beach-facing boardwalk, their take on a spa, gym and Finnish sauna and finishing touches such as outdoor showers and a surf-in/surf-out kit area where your wetsuit can be dried overnight. There's also an Ofsted registered Kids' zone (available for 6m to 12 years for supervised sessions) and brilliant facilities for teens, and dogs are welcome in around half the rooms – and, crucially, on the beach itself.

With no less than 73 guest rooms, including four Village family apartments with open plan living spaces and seven beach lofts right next to the water, you're sure to find something to suit you: rooms range from 'Standard' to 'Best' along with suites and family suites (the latter with double bed and a separate space with bunks). All rooms have en-suite bath or shower rooms with bathrobes and land&water, plus tea- and coffee-making facilities, flatscreen television and DVD players, Ruark Bluetooth speakers, wifi and hairdryers. There's 24-hour room service too and in most rooms they can add a cot or small child's bed so you don't have to opt for a family suite or apartment. All are available with or without sea views and apart from that the main difference between categories is simply size.

Among the hotel's four restaurants are The Living Space – one of Cornwall's coolest sea view lounges for food and cocktails – and Zacry's, which has a brasserie feel and serves a changing, shortish menu featuring lots of local fish and seafood, duck, steaks and venison cooked on the charcoal grill. There's also The Beach Hut, which serves burgers and grills and is situated (you guessed it!) on the beach itself (dogs are allowed everywhere except Zacry's restaurant), and finally Emily Scott Food, right on the sea wall. Originally a pop-up and now a permanent fixture, this focuses on fresh, simple and usually local ingredients beautifully prepared, and is a prefect place to sit back and watch the waves while enjoying the best Cornish scallops or crab with chive seaweed and fresh-baked sourdough bread.

All in all they seem to have thought of everything at Watergate Bay. If there is a better beachfront hotel in Cornwall, then we have yet to find it.


Suitable For

Dogs are welcome in most of the bedrooms and all the hotel restaurants, except for Zacry's and Emily Scott Food. The beach is dog friendly all year round and we are steps away from the South West Coast path. We welcome guests of all ages. 


Open all year.


Double rooms with no sea view ('House' rooms) £210–£365 a night with breakfast; double rooms with partial sea views £245–£415; rooms with sea views £255–£425; family suites £325–£485. Apartments from £600 a night. Beach lofts from £545 a night. Dogs £15 a night.

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Contact Website  01637 860 543  Watergate Bay Hotel, On the Beach Watergate Bay Cornwall TR8 4AA

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Getting There

Arriving in Cornwall on the A30,  take the A39 towards Wadebridge & Newquay. At the Halloon roundabout, continue on the A39 towards Wadebridge, then at the next roundabout take the A3059, signposted 'St Mawgan and the Airport'. After about a mile turn right and at the B3276 junction turn left to Watergate Bay.

Newquay airport is a ten-minute taxi ride and Newquay train station is 3 miles away. 


  • Bar
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa & Treatments
  • Beaches
  • Walking

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