Destination guide

Choose Watergate Bay cottages for pristine sands and suf

Watergate Bay is a long, pristine beach that’s an ideal spot for Padstow holiday cottages by the sea. The beach is popular for water sports like surfing and windsurfing, kite flying and creating sand sculptures, which makes it a good option for fun family beach trips. There are numerous holiday cottages near the beach with plenty of space for large groups and families, so you and your group can spend as much of your trip enjoying the sand and surf as you wish.


Historic sites near Watergate Bay holiday cottages

There are many historic sites near Watergate Bay holiday cottages along the Cornwall coast. Chysauster Ancient Village offers ruins dating back as far as 100 B.C. with rock carvings and educational information. The Merry Maidens stone circle and Pipers of Boleigh stones date back to the Neolithic era, and legend has it they are the remains of a punishment issued to 19 young girls who danced in the field and were turned to stone. Launceston Castle is a Norman structure comprising a motte and bailey earthwork dating as far back as 1067. Fans of Arthurian myth will want to visit Merlin’s Cave beneath the ruins of Tintagel Castle.

Restaurants and bars

Fun for foodies near your Watergate Bay holiday rental

If you’re looking for outstanding eateries, Watergate Bay is an ideal choice. A restaurant right along the bay that was established by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver offers a gourmet, upscale dining experience. Not far away, the village of Padstow offers all manner of dining options including street foods, casual restaurants, sidewalk cafes and upscale establishments. You’ll find basic fish and chips as well as fresh seafood and even ethnic cuisine at local bars, pubs and eateries just steps from holiday homes.

Essential info

Important things to know about Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay is a popular destination for surfers and has played host to the English National Surfing Championships. It’s well-known as a television and film production area, with several prominent shows and movies having been created here. Watergate Bay is just a few miles from the town of Padstow, which has a population of just around 3,000 people but provides access to both modern amenities and many historic sites. Holiday rentals are available right at Watergate Bay, as well as in the surrounding areas.

Family friendly

Family-fun activities near Watergate Bay villa rentals

Family fun near Watergate Bay villa rentals includes a visit to Fistral Beach, featuring golden sands, active surf and a very family-friendly beach for sunning, swimming and surfing. The Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre is a hands-on museum where you can climb into real aeroplanes, including a Harrier jet. The Lappa Valley Steam Railway is great for kids, with three different trains along with playgrounds and walks. You can visit the Newquay Zoo to see local and exotic wildlife and spend a day having family fun.

How many holiday rentals are available around Watergate Bay?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,550 holiday lettings around Watergate Bay. From 1,715 cottages to 1,023 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent Cottages near Watergate Bay?

Yes, of course. has 1,715 Cottages near Watergate Bay. Our other popular types of holiday rentals near Watergate Bay include:

  • Houses: 1,023 holiday lettings
  • Flats: 500 holiday lettings
  • Caravans: 24 holiday lettings

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool near Watergate Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 228 holiday rentals with pool available near Watergate Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available.

    Can I book a holiday accommodation directly online or instantly near Watergate Bay?

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