Watergate Bay Hotel Getting there
A pebble’s throw from Newquay (that’s 10 minutes by car) but a world away from anywhere, Watergate Bay is set on its own amazing two-mile stretch of sandy beach on Cornwall's North coast.
Newquay Airport is five minutes' drive away (www.newquaycornwallairport.com). You can jump in a taxi from there to the hotel for just £10, or ask reception staff to organise a car transfer for the same price.
Newquay Station is 10 minutes by car, served by First Great Western trains. The hotel can organise a taxi transfer for £15. Newquay is on a branch line (change at Par station) so it’s worth checking that you won’t save time (and toddler temper tantrums) by travelling directly to Bodmin Parkway station and then getting a taxi to the hotel (30 minutes).
A car isn't essential if you're happy staying at the hotel, but wheels will give you much-needed independence on longer stays. There’s plenty of free parking for guests at the hotel’s onsite carpark. After the M4/M5 leg from London, exit the A30 at the Highgate Hill roundabout then take the third exit for the A39 towards Wadebridge and Newquay. At the Halloon roundabout, take the third exit, continuing on the A39 towards Wadebridge. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A3059, signposted for St Mawgan and the airport. After about a mile, turn right to St Mawgan and the airport. At the B3276 T junction, turn left to Watergate Bay.
Parent travel tip
Ring ahead of your arrival to check on the best place to park. There’s a separate parking area to the right as you look at the front entrance, for example, that has a back door leading straight into the Coach House – so you can check in, install the kids in your room and then bring in the bags and buggy without having to carry them all the way back though the main hotel.