Cottages in Watergate Bay

Cottages in Watergate Bay

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Highlights in Watergate Bay

  • Cliff walks
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Seaside villages
  • Museums and galleries
  • Gardens
  • Shopping and dining

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Cottages in Watergate Bay

Visit one of Cornwall’s gems

Pristine water, gorgeous sandy beaches with restaurants and cottages overlooking the stunning blue expanse, these and more are what drives travellers to return to Watergate Bay year after year. Fancy a stroll in a Japanese Garden? Or, how about a walk along the scenic cliffs? There is enough here in this town near New Quay to create lifelong memories for everyone in your crew. Most of the cottages can be found right along the coast, just a few steps from the beach.

Cosy modern cottages for everyone

Whether travelling solo or hashing out plans for a family reunion, these Watergate Bay cottages will provide just what you’re looking for. At just a few hundred metres from the sea, these accommodations deliver modern convenience coupled with all the amenities. Catch all your favourite films on the big screen. Prepare wholesome meals in the kitchen. Have libations in the garden while watching the sunset. Drink in the view from your window. You and your crew will cherish the memories made in these cottages!

Travellers and activities

Watergate Bay for beach buffs

Rediscover the art of beach rambling. Surf’s up in this locale whether you’re a beginner or professional. Wetsuits and board rentals are available at the local surf schools as well as instructors for novices. Venturing south, explore beaches like Whipsiderry Beach, Porth Nature Preserve and Beach and more! Take a walk along the vast Holywell beach to see the dynamic sand dunes, a shipwreck, caves, and holy well. Further along is Crantock Beach known for its great surf and golden sand.

Watergate Bay for savvy travellers

Visit Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum for surfing artefacts, local history, and culture near the sea. Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay has spectacular marine life exhibits including coral reefs and exotic sea animals. There are many restaurants along the seaside to enjoy the foodie hop at places like The Beach Hut and Zacry’s. The Relentless Boardmasters Festival boasts UK’s biggest surf and music festival in August for 5 consecutive days of good times. There will be top-notch artists performing an eclectic mix of genre music, surfing competitions, great food, and well-being venues! Catch some memorable moments with stunning views overlooking the cliffs.

Watergate Bay for outdoorsy people

Watergate Bay has so much for outdoor fanatics to do. Cycling, swimming, walking through the “Garden of Eden'' and much more. Check out the Zen Den Yoga and Well-being venue where you can practise yoga in a quaint yurt overlooking the sparkling blue waters of the bay. And the Eden Project has converted an abandoned quarry to Super-sized Biomes like The Rainforest and Mediterranean full of awesome trees and plants that collapse when you touch them. Extreme surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing and more are also popular.

Watergate Bay has achieved the UK’s highest beach bathing water standard, the European Designated beach.

Top 7 travel tips in Watergate Bay

1. Get to know the area

Some interesting road trips to acquaint you with Watergate Bay include St. Ives to Sennen where you’ll be filled with wonder at every turn terminating at Longships Lighthouse. Then manoeuvre your way through New Quay to Padstow along the coastline with a moment for the Bedruthan steps and fascinating Seastacks.

2. Venture out on a cliff walk

The circular walk from Watergate Bay to Mawgan Porth boasts panoramic views over the cliffs, hidden coves, and wildlife over the bay. As you cruise along take note of the prehistoric fort, barrows from the Bronze Age, a mediaeval chapel and Saxon settlement. Take the trail on a sunny day to catch the beauty in technicolour as you capture scenic wonders on camera.

3. Tour Newquay

First on the list is the beach. Known as the UK’s surfing capital they have great and consistent waves especially at Cribbar reef where they are massive. Attractions include the New Quay Zoo, Blue Reef Aquarium, Lane Theatre, Whimsical pubs, and great dining with a view.

4. Tour a portion of Eastern paradise

The Japanese Garden of St. Mawgan features a breathtaking array of attractions. The Zen Garden will inspire your sense of smell and sight, while the Water Gardens capture the beauty of koi, tumbling waterfalls, and delicious tea with snacks. And The Stroll Garden blends Japanese maples, azaleas, and rhododendrons into an exotic Eastern masterpiece.

5. Pub and grub on the surfside

The Phoenix is a well-known surfer hotspot among locals due to its grand terrace overlooking the bay and a brilliant live music venue. Local brews and Mediterranean style cuisine with easy access to the surf makes this a favourite. You are bound to find delicious seafood, burgers, and steaks among good company here, not to mention awesome views.

6. Go cruising on a pleasure boat

Padstow Sealife Safari features several marine life safaris. Choose from one hour safaris through four hours, depending on your schedule and endurance. The pleasure boats offer a tour of the Estuary daily for an educational and historical adventure.

7. Have a BBQ party!

Watergate Bay is one of the best BBQ spots in the UK, visitors can enjoy a bonfire and grill all year-round. While you’re on the beach try some Power Kiting or Kite surfing. It is the perfect terrain with its smooth beach and turquoise sea. Or check out Wax Watergate Bay for excellent food, craft beers, good music, and fireworks.

Information about cottages in Watergate Bay

🏡 Cottages available: 20 properties.
💳 Discount available: up to -43%.
🌙 Minimum price per night: from £39.
⭐ Most popular amenities: Wi-Fi, garden and balcony.
🐾 Pet-friendly: 10 properties.
📶 For workation: 95% of the properties.

FAQs: Cottages in Watergate Bay

Which facilities can you expect to find at the cottages in Watergate Bay?

Among the amenities available on Holidu, it appears that the cottages in Watergate Bay offer everything that tourists want! Here, cottages generally are equipped with a variety of amenities, the most popular being: Wi-Fi (100%), garden (75%), and balcony (25%)... Are you convinced yet?

What are the reviews like for the cottages in Watergate Bay?

On average, the cottages have rather positive reviews. Last year's information reveals that 25% of cottages have a rating average of 4.5 stars. This is a relatively high percentage which allows us to confirm that you will without a doubt find the ideal cottage for a wonderful holiday!

Are the cottages in Watergate Bay pet-friendly?

Of course! In Watergate Bay, 50% of the cottages are pet-friendly, and 75% also have a garden!

Do the cottages in Watergate Bay often have Wi-Fi?

Yes! According to Holidu's database, 100% of cottages in Watergate Bay have Wi-Fi. This means that you will be able to browse the internet throughout your stay!

How much do guests usually expect to pay for cottages in Watergate Bay?

The majority of cottages in Watergate Bay (75%) cost less than £100 per night. This is the perfect destination for reserving a budget-friendly cottage!

Do the cottages in Watergate Bay often have a swimming pool?

For sure! Judging by information from Holidu, many of the cottages in Watergate Bay are equipped with a swimming pool. It is therefore an ideal destination for hot summer days!

Are the cottages in Watergate Bay suitable for trips with friends or rather for a weekend break as a small group?

According to the information collected last year, 100% of cottages are suitable for up to four travellers. Approximately 75% of the cottages here have at least two separate bedrooms. This is the perfect destination for families of four!

When planning a luxurious trip to Watergate Bay, are cottages a good option?

Exactly! The cottages are well-equipped in Watergate Bay. If you are looking for a unique holiday property, you shouldn't wait long to book because 25% have a pool, 75% have a garden but none have a sauna. Also, if what you are looking for is space, 100% of the cottages can accommodate big groups and 75% have green spaces in their vicinity.

Would you like to know which months are the best for planning a trip to Watergate Bay?

Judging by the amenities in the cottages in Watergate Bay, it is an ideal destination to enjoy at any time of the year. This is because there are properties with swimming pools, air conditioning and even fireplaces. You can be sure that Watergate Bay is an ideal place to enjoy both summer and winter.

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