A family holiday at Watergate Bay

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Mum Nicola, Dad Ady and young daughter Élodie Rose stayed with us early in December. After seeing some of her photos on Instagram (@elodieramblingrose), we asked Nicola to tell us about her family and their time at the Bay. Here’s what she had to say.

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Elodie Rambling Rose

We are an outdoorsy family from Bournemouth, Dorset. We love exploring the UK, long walks (preferably by the sea), nature spotting and baking/eating good food together.


We’ve had a pretty tough year and Watergate was the perfect much-needed tonic for us all. We really did relax, recharge and regroup


The pool was lovely and quiet when we were with you. Ideal for daddy-daughter fun, daily hydrotherapy for Élodie, who has cerebral palsy, and a fab reading spot for me.


The relaxed and outdoorsy ambience really suited us, as did all the extra touches that made travelling with a toddler that bit easier (the cot, high chairs, Ipad monitoring, kids’ dinners, excellent child care and so much more).


We visited the first week of December, great for instilling that festive feeling. If you follow us on Instagram, you might remember the photo above, which Nicola shared with us from a festive Ocean Room.


Wonderful windy walks along the beach and headland blew away the cobwebs (as well as our hats and scarves!).


The toddler supervised session was a real treat, we really appreciated some adult time (chilling in the hot tub with views to die for) whilst Élodie loved the well equipped Kids’ Zone and the friendly caring staff.


A huge thanks to all the staff for looking after us so well. Whatever the weather Watergate really has the wow factor. It is such a stunning and special place and we will definitely be back!

Thank you again to Nicola and her family. To see more of their photos find @elodieramblingrose on Instagram.