Frequently asked questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions including our approach to Covid-19, logging into our guest app, dog-friendly spaces, what's in our bedrooms, where to park and checking in and out times.


We’re pleased that the relaxation of Covid restrictions and the end to social distancing is allowing us to offer a little more flexibility and spontaneity during your stay with us. 

The ability to dip in and out of each element of the Watergate Bay experience in your own time, and at your own pace is so important.

There will no longer be group restrictions in our restaurants, nor will you need to book to swim or use the cardio room. 

Our Kids’ Zone team are once again able to offer supervised sessions both during the day and in the evening and they’re introducing beach activities for your children this summer too.

However, we remain committed to the health and wellbeing of our guests and our teams. We’ll be keeping our face coverings on for the next few weeks, and we’d ask you to do the same whilst you’re moving around the hotel or having a treatment in Swim Club. 

There will be land&water hand sanitiser in your room and throughout the hotel and, if you would like to check-in while you’re with us, our NHS track and trace QR code is at the main entrance.

While the lifting of restrictions will provide more availability, please download and make use of our mobile guest app to book restaurant tables, treatments, surf lessons and Kids’ Zone sessions ahead of your stay.  This will ensure you relax and enjoy your holiday from the moment you arrive.

Finally, if you are suffering from any Covid symptoms, have tested positive or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, please contact our guest services team who will be happy to rearrange your stay.


Online availability, interconnecting rooms and terms and conditions.

The availability shown online is live and up-to-date. If you can't find what you're looking for, it might be that the same room type isn't available, or that you need interconnecting rooms. Please email to discuss your options.

Minimum stay
We don't have a minimum stay except for our four-night  Christmas stay and three-night New Year break. 

Cancellations and booking terms
Please read our booking terms.

Planning ahead and guest app

Checking in and out times, where to find us, parking, logging into our mobile guest app and more.

The Watergate Bay guest app
We have a dedicated guest app (available from the Google Play and Apple App stores) 

  • You can start building your itinerary from the moment you book your room, including your breakfast and dinner times, treatments, activities and to view menus.  
  • Logging in. Use your reservation number from your confirmation email and last name to log in. If you prefer, you can also use the email address and password, (select 'forgot password' to reset).

Checking in and out

  • Your room will be ready at 3pm, (or 3.30pm for the Village apartments). 
  • On departure, please check out of your room by 11am (or 11:30am for the Village apartments). 

Parking and electric chargers

  • Parking is free for hotel resident guests. Please make sure the front desk team have your registration number. Car parks include the hotel main entrance, outside the Coach House, on Tregurrian Hill and the public beach car park.
  • The Village family apartments have their own parking bays. You can also use the public beach car park in front of the hotel provided the front desk team have your registration details.
  • We have two Tesla charge points available, one in the main hotel car park and one in the Village car park. We also have four “ChargePoint” chargers which are compatible with any vehicle (please download the ChargePoint app). If you would like to charge your vehicle during your stay, please contact us ahead of your visit.

Getting here

Our contact page has detailed directions and public transport options, our address is:
On The Beach
Watergate Bay
Cornwall TR8 4AA



Dog friendly

We welcome dogs with open arms, find out which rooms and hotel areas you can visit with your canine friend.

Some of our rooms are dog friendly and we have two dog-friendly restaurants, The Living Space and The Beach Hut. Watergate Bay beach is dog friendly all year round.

Read our dog house rules for more information.

Children and families

Information on rates for children, our Kids' Zone areas, baby monitoring and more.

Rates for children
Additional occupants aged 3+ years are charged 25% of the double room rate. Family suites are charged per night up to the maximum stated occupancy.

Baby monitoring
We have a tablet and camera baby monitoring service available. The tablet works throughout the hotel and restaurants. 

Baby sitting
Baby sitting is available on request and is chargeable. 

Kids' Zone areas
We have a family games room, playrooms and an outdoor play area. For the latest information on the availability of our supervised sessions and our Kids' Zone areas, click here.


Find answers on room facilities, sea views and more. For a tour of the hotel spaces and rooms, use our virtual tour.

Air conditioning?
Some rooms have air conditioning

Baths and showers 
Every room is ensuite with a shower, but not all rooms have a bath. Some have a separate bath, some have a shower over bath and some are shower only. Email our reservations team for full details

Sea views
Not all our rooms have a sea view. We have three categories of room. House (no sea view), partial sea view rooms, which look over the car park down the coastline, and sea view rooms. Two family suites have partial sea views. The remaining are in the coach house at the back of the hotel. These rooms do not have sea views. View our rooms page for more information.

What is included in the rooms?
Each room has a robe, land&water products including shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and hand sanitiser, a fridge with water and milk, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, WIFI, flat-screen TV, iron & ironing board or steamer and Ruark Bluetooth radio speaker. We do not provide shower caps, body lotion sewing kits or slippers.

due to acute team shortages currently being experienced across hospitality, we'll be servicing your room every other day during your stay.

For a tour of the hotel spaces and individual rooms, use our virtual tour.

Swim Club

Information on our Swim Club facilities, treatments, hot tub and sauna.

Treatments are available to book using the mobile app, or online. Open to residents and non-residents.

The pool

The pool is 25m long with a shallow area for younger children and families. Our Swim Club page has more information on our facilities.

Adult-only swim times
Adult only sessions run from 7am - 9am and 6pm - 9pm. 

Hot tub and sauna
We have a hot tub and sauna overlooking the Bay, we ask that only one household or bubble uses it at one time and you limit your session to 20 minutes if people are waiting. 

Cardio room/gym
In our cardio room, you’ll find a Concept2 rowing machine, SkiERG Matrix hybrid cross trainers, running machines and fitness bikes. We also have free weights, medicine balls and yoga mats.  

The beach and further afield

What's in the local area, lifeguards on the beach and nearest facilities.

Shop at Watergate Bay
There is a small beach shop, but not a grocery store. 

Cash machine
The nearest cash machine is in Newquay. 

Nearest town
Newquay is a ten-minute drive away

Nearest train station?
Newquay branch line is a ten-minute drive. Bodmin Parkway on the mainline is a thirty-minute drive.

Newquay airport is a ten-minute drive from Watergate Bay Hotel. 

Beach lifeguards
During Easter holidays and October half term, and from May until September. 

Dog friendly beach
Watergate Bay beach is dog friendly all year round.

The local area
For information on what to do in Watergate Bay and further afield, read things to do in Cornwall.

Food and drink

The Beach Hut, The Living Space and Zacry's are part of Watergate Bay hotel. Emily Scott Food is an independent restaurant, located on the sea wall.

The Beach Hut is temporarily closed until February 2022.

Are your restaurants dog friendly?
The Living Space and The Beach Hut are dog friendly.

Are you family-friendly?
Yes, our restaurants are all family-friendly. The Living Space and The Beach Hut have children's menus available.

When dining with children in Zacry's, dishes can be simplified and portion sizes adapted, or children can order off the menu under the 'Simple and Classic' section.

Early supper is served in Zacry's from 5pm as a served buffet. Bookings can be made on the guest app. 

Do you need to book?
We advise booking, you can book here. 
The Living Space does not take bookings for lunch.

Opening times
The Living Space is open for lunch between 12-3pm and dinner from 5-10pm.
Zacry's is open from 5pm for early supper and from 6pm for dinner.
The Beach Hut is currently closed until mid-October.

Room service
Room service from The Living Space can be ordered through our front desk team and is available from 12-3pm, and from 5-10pm.

Afternoon tea
While we don't serve afternoon tea, we do serve coffee, cake and cream tea in The Beach Hut and The Living Space. 

The Beach Hut

The Beach Hut is temporarily closed until February 2022.

No.1 Cubs

No.1 Cubs have launched a winter pop-up in The Beach Hut building. They are open seven days a week 9am-5pm and later in the evenings on Friday and Saturday. Bookings are not required.

The Beach Hut restaurant is located on the beach and is open to everyone. Book online or find out more here.

Are you dog friendly?

Are you family-friendly?

Do you need to book?
Yes reservations are required, you can book here. 

Do you have a set menu?
No, view a sample menu here

Do you have car parking and is it free?
The beach car park is closest, but there is a charge.


Our hotel restaurant is open to hotel guests for breakfast and dinner. Find out more.

Are you dog friendly?

Are you family-friendly?
We encourage families to book tables between 6.30-7.30pm

Opening hours
5.00pm – 9pm
Early supper is served from 5-6pm and dinner from 6pm.

Can you just turn up?
You do need to book for breakfast and dinner.

Do you have a set menu?
You can choose from a two-course or three-course dinner option, family classics and contemporary seafood. View a sample menu here

Have a question? Email our reservations team at