A place of glassy tubes, golden sands, fine dining and beach parties, Watergate Bay is one of the most renowned beaches in Cornwall.
Just a 20-minute drive for our luxury cottages in Padstow, Watergate Bay is the kind of place you’ll want to keep coming back to. One of the best equipped beaches around, a day here can be shaped in any way you like. From harnessing the wind with kite surfing to throwing ball after ball for you dog along the shore, and from sun-bathing on golden sands to wining and dining by the sea, there is truly something for everyone.
Arriving at Watergate Bay, you’ll be able to enjoy a privilege not bestowed upon many beaches in Cornwall and park your car in a large car park right above the beach. With space for ample cars, you can avoid the sweat-inducing struggle of finding a space and hop straight out, kicking off your shoes for barefoot adventures on the sand or donning your jacket for your meal. A pay and display car park, pop some coins in the machine and set off!
Head down the steps to the year-round dog-friendly beach and feel the gentle give of sand beneath your toes (and paws). Home to an impressive 2 miles of golden sand at low tide, there will be no shortage of room on Watergate Bay beach to wander and find a spot to sit down, drinking in the glorious views. On fine days, the hours will easily slip by lazing on the sand and paddling in the glass-like water, while on more blustery days you will see wet-suit clad figures thronging to the sea, making the most of some of the best waves in the country.
If you would like to have a go at some activities in the water, Watergate Bay has a surf shop and a surf school, giving you the chance to try something new or hone your skills. Or, if you would rather swap your surfboard for a cheese board, why not book yourself a table at one of the nearby restaurants? Otherwise, bundle up some of the tastes of Padstow and hit the beach with a hamper full of deliciousness, before heading back home to rinse off and relax in your sumptuous home-from-home.