“ Watergate Bay Hotel, Watergate bay, Nr Newquay, Cornwall. By the beach. Many facilities available, please see website for further details, plus a live webcam! „
The first thing that drew us to this hotel 10 years ago was its fantastic position adjacent to the most glorious sweep of sandy beach... The north cornwall coastline is rugged and spectacular at this point...surfing is the "in " thing here...other pastimes include rock pooling, sand castle building and for the more energetic..walking along the coastal path that passes throught the hotel grounds. Really the hotel need not be very special ...it could only win being situated here...BUT...believe me it is!! Firstly the atmosphere is not starchy at all....all of the staff are helpful , friendly and well used to children.You truly feel as if you can relax...noone will be staring at your children in disdain!!! A lot of the accomodation is for families..they have wonderful suites consisting of several rooms for larger families...we always indulge ourselves in one of these suites.. The facilities in the hotal for kids are great...they have regular activities arranged for them each day. There are family tournaments in most sports, swimming galas,visiting clowns, a fancy dress party..to name a few. Baby listening arrangements are good, and childrens tea is excellent..under 8`s can be supervised in the playroom whilst you eat later...but I know that unhappy children often join adults in the dining room..it is all very relaxed!! The food is of a very high standard ...and lots of it!!! The children..now 13, 11 and 8 know the place so well..its like a second home!! And although it is somewhat expensive...we alwasy feel like we`ve had our moneys worth!!! They do lots of special cheap breaks...but as I work in a school we never get to take them up!! Basically I would recoomend this place to anyone....and they wil even take bookings from sunday to sunday...which for anyone who has ever tried to drive to cornwall on a saturday , is an absolute Godsend!!! So maybe this really is a corner of heaven after all?????