Christmas Watergate Bay Cornwall

Sample Christmas itinerary

Give yourself a Christmas off with our four-night Christmas break. Breakfast and dinner are included, and of course a Christmas Day feast. Dining options are listed in the sample itinerary below.

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Thursday 23 December

It’s time to drop your bags and put your feet up. Or go for a stroll along the beach. Or have a dip in the pool. Or treat yourself to a treatment. Have a spin in the cardio room. Take a nap? Whatever. Today is for Cornish Christmas punch and making it up as you go along, welcome to Watergate Bay Christmas house party. Early dinner for the children and activities to keep them busy, and evening feasts in Zacry’s. Take it easy, like the music from The Living Space.

23 December (2020 itinerary)

Arrival. Mince pies and Christmas punch in The Living Space and ocean room
1.30pm to 5pm. Wreath making in the family games room
4:30pm to 6pm. Family dining in The Living Space
6pm to 7.30pm. Group 1 - Children's supervision
8.30pm to 10pm. Group 2 - Children's supervision
Dinner. Pre-booked reservations Zacry's
Entertainment. In The Living Space and Zacry's

Wreath making

Decorate your hotel room door with a handmade fragrant wreath, help fill our corridors with the smell of Christmas and of course, you can take it with you when you leave. An activity for all taking place in the family games room on the 23 December and on Christmas Eve. 

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Christmas Eve

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Snow isn’t guaranteed, but sand is a given. Swap the sledge for a body board and try a lesson on us. The Extreme Academy is available all day for hire and lessons. As the sun dips, fill a flask with hot chocolate (with a dash of rum if you like). Christmas carols around a bonfire on the beach. For that alpine feel, take a dip in the clifftop hot tub.

Christmas Eve (2020 itinerary)

7.30am to 10.30am. Breakfast.
8.30am to 3.45pm. Wreath making in the games room.
10am and 1pm. Family bodyboarding sessions and free sports hire with the Extreme Academy.
11am. Hobby reindeer racing on the beach.
4pm. Carol singing, hot chocolate, and bonfire on the beach with a brass quintet (wrap up warm).
4.30pm to 6pm. Family dining in The Living Space
6pm to 7.30pm. Supervised activities for 3 - 12 years.
8.30pm to 10pm. Supervised activities for 3 - 12 years.
Dinner: Pre-booked reservations in Emily Scott (8 years +) or Zacry's
Entertainment. In The Living Space and Zacry's

Reindeer racing

Bring your antlers to the beach for 11 am on Christmas Eve to take part in our reindeer race. All children in supervised sessions on the 23 December will have the chance to make their own hobby reindeer ready for the race. For those young at heart, bring your antlers and your fastest hooves!

Bonfire with a brass quintet

Fill flasks with hot chocolate, wrap up warm and join us around the bonfire on Christmas Eve from 4pm. The brass quintet will be playing Christmas carols, so sing along if you like – with lyrics on the Watergate Bay mobile app and hand-outs provided.

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Christmas Day 

Laurent Perrier champagne breakfast welcomes you on Christmas day. A festive feast for Christmas lunch. We’ll peel the spuds and light the candles. Later, a walk on the beach will work wonders. Or find the fire, a book, and a footstool in the ocean room, you might even meet Father Christmas. In the evening, sharing boards and platters are served with a dose of festive spirit.

Christmas Day (2020 itinerary)

7.30am to 10.30am. Champagne breakfast.
Father Christmas in the ocean room with presents for all the children
12.30pm to 4pm. Christmas lunch. Served in Zacry's and The Living Space
Afternoon: Tea, coffee and cake
6pm to 8.30pm. Dinner antipasti boards served in Zacry's and The Living Space.

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Boxing Day

After a leisurely breakfast, you can gather for our legendary family challenge. Go body boarding with Extreme Academy, while the pool, with its view, is going nowhere. Take time over tea, linger over dinner and then decamp, if you like, to The Living Space. The entertainment will be relaxed and fun.

Boxing Day 

7.30am to 10.30am. Breakfast
8.30am to 4.45pm. Festive Challenge
10am to 1pm. Bodyboarding sessions
4pm to 4.30pm. A festive virtual quiz
4.30pm to 6pm. Family dining in The Living Space
5pm to 8.30pm. Pre-booked reservations in Zacry's and The Living Space.
6pm to 7.30pm. Children's supervision 3 - 12 years
8.30pm to 10pm. Children's supervision 3 - 12 years
Entertainment. In The Living Space and Zacry's


On Christmas Eve and on Boxing Day from 10am until 1pm, join our bodyboarding session or hire any equipment. Places are limited so do book in advance, using the app or contacting the team. The Extreme Academy has all the kit to keep you warm.

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Christmas by the sea

Four-nights from £984 per person, with dinner, breakfast, Christmas activities and a Christmas Day feast. 

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Watergate Christmas
Christmas break 2021 pricing
  • House

    From £984 per person

  • Sea view

    Standard from £1116 per person
    Suite from £1736 per person

  • Partial sea view

    From £1072 per person

  • Family suite

    From £916 per person

  • Beach lofts

    From £1828 per person 

  • Village apartment

    From £1180 per person

Terms and conditions and pricing​

Pricing available from reservations, email

25% discount for sole occupancy of a room

Price per child when sharing parents’ room
Babies 0 to 2* in cots are free
Children 3-12 years – 50% of tariff

Please note that babies cannot be included in the children’s supervision sessions.

  • Family dining will run from 4:30pm until 6pm in the Living Space. 
  • Supervised sessions are available in the Kids’ Zone for children aged 3-12 years
  • Children must be 8 years and over to have a surf lesson with the Extreme Academy.

All amounts are inclusive of VAT. VAT will be payable at the prevailing rate at the applicable tax point in line with HRMC guidance.


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New Year in Cornwall