Discover a selection of 2,000 holiday rentals in Watergate Bay that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and parking available. Prices start at £ 78 per night, and cottages and mobile homes & caravans are popular options for a stay in Watergate Bay. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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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.

Day trips

Excursions from Watergate Bay holiday homes

There are plenty of activities near holiday homes that can occupy an entire day. A walk up the Bedruthan Steps along Mawgan Porth is a romantic option that offers you cliff-top views of the sandy beaches and bay. Holywell Bay Beach near Newquay offers soft, white sands, clear, turquoise waters and serene, secluded surroundings. The town of St Ives offers beaches, walkable village streets with art galleries and boutique shops, and streetside cafes. The iconic Godrevy Lighthouse made famous by Virginia Woolf is a fun and romantic sight along Porthminster Beach, where you can also visit natural sand dunes.

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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Watergate Bay?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,920 vacation rentals near Watergate Bay. From 823 cottages to 17 mobile homes & caravans, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Watergate Bay are on Vrbo.