Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay, Newquay: Address, Phone Number, Watergate Bay Reviews: 4.5/5

Watergate Bay
4.5
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NottheonlyMatt
Arundel, UK25 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Another visit to this great place, make no mistake this can be considered an expensive treat for many families, but it never fails to make me want to return. The facilities are excellent, the staff are friendly, the rooms are smart and super clean, in short you get what you pay for. Yes it’s very cool and I’m sure like many hotels lots of people like to name drop this place and been seen to be staying here, and that’s great for business, I am definitely not cool, I don’t surf or look the part when I look around at the demographic…but I think what I like the most about this place is that you can genuinely relax, take your time, there’s no pressure, even when it seems busy there is room to breathe. I wondered how it would be returning with three small children, it was a doddle, breakfast time was a winner especially when it came to making their own waffles (with adult supervision of cause) and the kids club and extra kids activities, movie night etc.
Hotels are only as good as the service, and at the watergate bay hotel all the staff i encountered worked really hard to make this one of the best. I can’t wait to return!
Written January 4, 2022
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Lis B
Leicester, UK56 contributions
Jul 2021
Great place to visit for a good walk along the high tide mark, always check the tide times to make sure you do not get cut off. Good vantage point for watching the surfers is on the hill going down into Watergate from Newquay, whatever the time of day/year, there is always someone riding the surf. Great cliff top walking in the area too, stay away from the edge.
Written November 1, 2021
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debcox
Oxford903 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
As ever one of the classics of Cornwall and now the facilities are much improved from the thirty years ago when I started to visit. Families will find parking,facilities and space at this stunning beach .
Written October 14, 2021
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Jobocop
St. Albans, UK9 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
As always a wonderful experience. What a spectacular beach. Right at the end towards Newquay there are huge cliffs that you can walk between at low tide.
Written October 10, 2021
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Chris B
20 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
If you’re looking for amazing surf, this is a great place to go. Perfect for both surfing and bodyboarding. Having been coming here since I was a kid so will always be a favourite. Only downside is there is literally one place to get food here (apart from the posh dine in restaurants) and it’s literally just muffins and crepes both of which are crazy overpriced. (£3 for a muffin smaller than a tennis ball). If you’re looking to go to the beach and have a bit of lunch, make sure you bring your own food!
Written September 20, 2021
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72mechelle
Teddington, UK127 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
A great find fantastic for surfing and body boarding.
Surf coaching available.
Sandy beach z.
With car park and places to eat.
Toilets are available your need 20p for the loo.
Beach also has RNLI on beach.
Written September 7, 2021
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Jenny P
Leicester, UK9 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
I would say this was a great beach apart from the lack of toilet facilities.
The only toilets are in the public car park a hundred meters from the beach across a busy main road, totally unsuitable for children.
The beach is huge and when we visited the people on the beach numbered in the thousands and the only "safe" swimming was between the red and yellow flags this forced too many people into a condensed space.
Ad one of cornwalls premier beaches you would think they could install some toilets.
Jenny P
Written September 4, 2021
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Mrs P
Birmingham, UK115 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Visited this beach for an evening watching the sunset. Atmosphere was lovely, water was warm and the sunset was stunning. Clean beach with parking close by.
Written September 4, 2021
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MissTerryShopa
Tring, UK169 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
The last visit was some years ago and I could count x10 on the beach. Jamie Oliver’s 15 restaurant overlooking beach.

Now sadly over 1000 on beach and in sea. The Watergate Bay hotel has had numerous additional extensions and a massive car park in a field opposite

It’s lost it’s charm and not ever going back
Written September 1, 2021
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BobSki-UK
Claygate, UK509 contributions
Jul 2021
We tried driving and parking at this beach - not a chance. So the next day we walked there along the cliff path. It was well worth it. Directly in front of the beach entrance it was a little crowded but after a short walk we were pretty much on our own.
Written August 31, 2021
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