Our story

Set on a two-mile stretch of sandy beach in North Cornwall, Watergate Bay Hotel is the place for a contemporary British beach holiday. On our doorstep is one of the best surf and kitesurf breaks in the country.

A place for connecting

Inspired by its location, the hotel has developed an ethos that’s at the heart of everything we offer. ‘Active relaxation’ is our name for striking a balance between getting outdoors, being social and finding some quiet.

Our sense of hospitality is of providing an open house. We want to inspire you to discover what’s here. Look for cosy, secluded corners tucked within busy, wide-open spaces.

The beach at Watergate Bay offers plenty of opportunity for play – whether you want to kick about in the sand or take a surf lesson. Inside is Swim Club, where you can relax and energise. Including a warm pool, treatment rooms, a café bar and cardio room, many of our fitness classes and active breaks take place here.

Each of our 69 bedrooms is distinct, while all of them are fresh, light and contemporary. The food in The Living Space, Zacry’s and The Beach Hut makes the very best of seasonal Cornish produce. Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall is a skip and a hop away.

A slice of beach life

Our love of coastal life and passion for comfort and leisure creates a culture that’s laid-back and balanced. It’s one of putting your feet up and stepping outside, of treading sand on the floor, relaxing or being active. It’s of being at home, away from it.