Padstow: our peaceful fishing port neighbour

Padstow: our peaceful fishing port neighbour

Only six miles north of Watergate Bay you will stumble across the quintessential Cornish fishing port of Padstow, famously popularised by Rick Stein. Padstow features in our latest three night getaway – Seafood breaks – so you could combine a visit with a break at Watergate Bay. Stay at the hotel and eat one evening in […]

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This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , on July 16, 2013


Taste of the Bay

Taste of the Bay

Taste of the Bay is a three night getaway for those who appreciate the good things in life – a chance for lovers of great food and fresh air to experience three of Cornwall’s best restaurants in one of its most exhilarating locations. Three nights B&B Dinner one night in the hotel’s restaurant. Lunch one […]

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This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , on July 12, 2013


SALT Dance Festival 13/7/13 – 7/8/13

SALT  Dance Festival 13/7/13 – 7/8/13

One of the best things about visiting Cornwall is the variety of things there are to see and do. SALT 2013 is a festival of landscape and dance created to celebrate our county. Whether you are a dance expert or someone who has never seen a dance performance, we think that SALT will offer something […]

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This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , on July 9, 2013


Our guide to rockpooling

Our guide to rockpooling

Everybody loves rockpooling don’t they? Well we certainly do! So we have found the five best beaches in Cornwall to discover and learn about local marine life whilst having loads of fun! Treyarnon Bay near Padstow Recommended by almost everyone with a passion for rockpooling. At low tide Treyarnon Bay reveals huge rock pools abundant […]

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This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , on July 3, 2013


Flushed away

Flushed away

We take sustainability and our environmental impact very seriously at Watergate Bay Hotel. It’s part of every decision we make. We are committed to helping to create a viable economy year round throughout Cornwall and are always looking to improve and invest in a sustainable future. Find out more about our sustainability programme. We have already […]

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This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , on July 2, 2013


Five best views in Cornwall

Five best views in Cornwall

Any view from any coast of Cornwall is going to be beautiful, we can guarantee that. But from our recent Facebook poll these came out as the top five. 1. Looking out over Watergate Bay from Swim Club Whether you are looking over the bay from the panoramic view that the Ocean Room offers or […]

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This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , on June 27, 2013


What to pack for a holiday in Cornwall

What to pack for a holiday in Cornwall

It’s sometimes hard to know what to pack when you go on holiday, especially if you are holidaying in Cornwall. However, there are a few essentials that we suggest you don’t leave home without, many of which have been suggested by you through our Facebook page. Camera Cornwall is a country of outstanding natural beauty; […]

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This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , on June 20, 2013


Cornwall’s best kept secrets

Cornwall’s best kept secrets

Cornwall is a county full of stunning beaches, charming countryside and captivating history. The well-known haunts of Cornwall that are usually spoken about, such as the Eden Project, Minack Theatre or Lands End, are spectacular but we want to tell you about Cornwall’s best kept secrets, the places you may not hear of unless you’re […]

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This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , on May 29, 2013


The Beatles at Watergate Bay

The Beatles at Watergate Bay

  We’ve uncovered a pretty amazing piece of history about Watergate Bay. In 1967 The Beatles, yes, The Beatles, filmed part of the Magical Mystery Tour here at Watergate Bay! On 13th September 1967 John, Paul, George and Ringo came  to Newquay to complete the South West leg of the tour. Although they stayed at The […]

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This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , on April 26, 2013


Top ten dog friendly beaches in Cornwall

Top ten dog friendly beaches in Cornwall

We were thrilled at the levels of positive response we received for out blog post ‘Top ten beaches in Cornwall’, and weren’t surprised that many of you had your own ideas and suggestions as to which beaches were missing. So we thought we’d compile another list of great Cornish beaches, this time focusing on 100% dog friendly beaches, without […]

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This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , on April 18, 2013