Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall

In trying to think of how to describe the Watergate Bay Hotel, the best I could come up with that is that  it’s kinda like that naturally pretty friend who has it all but doesn’t know it. She is unpretentious luxury, cool, calm and collected. She doesn’t need lots of fancy make up or clothes, she has her own sophisticated style.

To be honest, when driving up to The Watergate Bay Hotel, you hardly notice it from the road. It does a good job of blending in with the surrounding cliffside. I can definitely appreciate that kind of subtleness.

Check in was a sea breeze, we were welcomed by the friendly receptionist and I quickly made my way to the room. Upon opening the door I think my mouth may have dropped a little. The corner suite with stand alone bath tub and sweeping views of the sea struck me hard.

Bath tub in suite

I spent the first couple of hours enjoying the well decorated room and taking in the sprawling sea views.  The only  reason I got out of this tub was because I couldn’t wait to try some of the exciting food we had heard was on offer!

Foodies are clearly welcome at Watergate Bay, as  just down stairs you have the options of  Zacrys, The Living Space, Cornwall Fifteen, Venus takeaway and my favourite, the Beach Hut. Seafood doesn’t get much fresher. Each plate came out looking stunning and the mussels I had were the biggest I had ever seen, and local to boot!


Mackerel Salad and Baked Fish, The Beach Hut

Mussels and Prawns, The Beach Hut

You can enjoy Watergate Bay Hotel rain or shine. The rooms and spaces throughout the hotel are ideal for curling up with a cup of tea or glass of wine to escape everyday thoughts while you watch the waves come in.


Outdoor decking area, Watergate Bay Hotel

There are so many things to keep you busy; from surfing to beach cook outs and work out classes.  Whatever kind of holiday you are on Watergate Bay Hotel will meet your needs. It’s fitting for for any occasion whether it be a family holiday, couples hideaway or friends reunion.


The Living Space


The convenient layout of the hotel and the compact, beautiful seaside settings make it an overall winner. The intimate setting, casual service and relaxing vibe make it feel like your friend’s posh beach house rather than just another hotel.

All of these characteristics made up for a wonderful couple of days. I left feeling refreshed and energised. You couldn’t really ask for more from a British seaside holiday.


By | 2018-05-05T14:06:13-07:00 March 31st, 2018|Categories: Reviews, UK & Ireland|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

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I’m Lauren, a New Yorker currently based in Devon, England. I'm a lover of unique escapes, travel tricks and boho style.

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