Positioned on Watergate beachfront this seaside hut serves up a great selection of simple meals but best of all is their “extreme” hot chocolate. This place is ideal to come and find yourself a cozy corner and watch the surf role in of an evening while tucking into a legendary burger or fresh seafood dish.
The Hotel contains a comfortable bar area ideal for a cream tea as well as the Brasserie restaurant where the gifted head chief has taken the best in local produce and turned it into an award-winning menu taking its influence from across the world. Only a short way from Watergate bay is the Merry Moor with an excellent choice of food and drink and even better service this is an ideal place to come and enjoy your day.
Whether it be inside in the comfy and well decorated interior or outside in the good weather eating al fresco, your visit to the Merry Moor will be loved by every one Not only a Café it also supports a Pizzeria and fish & chip shop. Open early for breakfast all the way through to afternoon tea the Riviera café is ideally positioned just across the road from the Golden sandy beach of Margin North.
The informal atmosphere along with good food, reasonable price and brilliant service means Fire has brought a finishing touch to Margin Ports beach. Found in the quaint village of St Margin is The Falcon Inn has traces that date back to the 6th century.
The pub prides its self on the always changing selection of real ales and home cooked food, this includes a roast which is served every day though out summer and at weekend in the winter. The authentic decorations hanging from the walls and open log fire create an atmosphere that shows Cornwall off for what it really is.
The light and airy restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful decor makes this one of the best places to eat in Cornwall. Based in the village of St Marry this splendid Bistro also serves take away pizzas or light lunches if you don't fancy a sit down meal.
Seating approximately 24 this cozy restaurant has a modern British style and is in keeping with the village of St Merry which is contained. This 5-star hotel includes a Michelin award-winning restaurant with the head chief Ben Tunnicliffe leading the team.
We enjoyed their Taste of the Bay package which allowed us to dine at Mary’s restaurant, The Beach Hut and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall. I don’t know what it is that I love so much about it: the tingling of my skin, the heat that rushes into my cheeks, or that incredible energy that comes after being active, and being surrounded by beauty.
No one bats an eyelid if you traipse through the designer lobby with sandy bare feet, or if you stroll down to the spa in your robe and slippers, or if your dog barks, or your child shrieks with excitement at the Kids’ Zone. With three on-site restaurants to choose from, the tranquil Swim Club with its spa, gym, sauna, hot tub and pool, The Living Space designed for hanging out, incredible rooms and a stunning beach just steps away, a night or two simply isn’t enough to experience it all.
Food is such an important element of any stay at Watergate Hotel that they’ve even created a food-focused package, called Taste of the Bay. The three-night getaway includes breakfast each morning and dinner at three different restaurants: Mary’s, The Beach Hut, and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall.
We began our stay with dinner at Mary’s, a modern British restaurant serving contemporary dishes featuring local ingredients. Our package included the three-course meal, during which we tried pork belly, crispy squid, locally-caught fish and a curious sweet corn side that, if you ate it with your eyes closed, you’d absolutely mistake for ribs.
Our final meal was lunch at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall which, although not part of the hotel as such, is located on-site, and partners closely with Watergate. All profits from the restaurant go to the Cornwall Food Foundation, which manages the award-winning apprentice program, which supports the careers of young chefs.
Watergate Hotel is a family friendly, not focused, destination that offers the perfect escape for those looking to relax, get active, or both. Guests are invited to discover different areas to fit their mood, from social spaces to lookout points, feet-up spots or hideaway benches with books.
A timber ‘boardwalk’ provides surf-in/surf-out access for guests to make use of surfboard storage, beach changing and wetsuit drying facilities. Rustic sawn floorboards, Cornish granite cobbles, handmade tiles and natural slate create true authenticity.
People come to Bay Street Pub for the friendly bar staff, inexpensive drinks, a wide variety of food options and the easy-going patrons. We feature a laid back atmosphere and a beer garden with a covered patio and enclosed area for our smoking patrons.
Cornwall’s most famous surf spot, New quay, has always been a young and lively UK summer destination. A view of the bay We stayed at the stylish Watergate Hotel, the only accommodation directly on the beach.
At the entrance, the lobby is lined with sandy boots, flip-flops and beach balls fresh from a hard day at the beach. Floor to ceiling windows flood the room with light and give you a glimpse at the beautiful bay outside.
A half-day lesson costs £35 and involves some technique and safety training on the beach before getting into the water and perfecting your skills. It’s safe to say I wasn’t a natural, but I did manage a few rides back to shore on the board before plummeting head first into the waves… It’s not easy but the challenge and enjoyment of being outside makes it a great way to enjoy the bay and experience the sensation of surfing first hand.
Back at the hotel, the Swim Club, has a 25-metre infinity pool with ocean views, a chill-out space with arm chairs, books and magazines, spa treatment rooms and an outdoor barrel-style hot tub on the sun deck. If your bedroom isn’t one that has the splendid bath in the window, the hot tub is an ideal place to watch the spectacular sunset.
Crab Mac’n’Cheese Asian transport belly noodlesTriple-cooked hipster dinner we stayed for a while at Mary’s, soaking up the atmosphere, before a nightcap in The Living Space which was alive with guests and locals propping up the bar and generally enjoying life. This holiday haven, just an hour’s flight from London offers a style of casual luxury ideal for a weekend without fuss.
From friends to family with kids in tow and couples wanting a romantic break, there is a lot to choose from in one place here and a hefty dose of Cornwall charm. We have provided you with a snapshot of the places we recommend eating, chill out, visit and of course have offered our insight into the best surf, kite and windsurf spots near No.
The Camel Trail makes for a great day out, there are a number of places to eat and even a vineyard on route. Located on Cornwall's dramatic and windswept Atlantic Coastline, Vintage is where the legend of King Arthur was born.
An English Heritage site, there is a small entry fee, irrespective of whether you actually enter the castle a visit to Vintage itself is definitely worthwhile. Guided tours and falconry displays with owls and birds of prey take place daily.
Ziggy's tearoom provides drinks and a variety of hot and cold snacks. Situated on Town Beach in the center of New quay, the Blue Reef Aquarium is a great place to visit on a rainy day.
Ten pin bowling at North Lodge is another place ideal to visit on a rainy day. Located in a pub, there are not many lanes, so phone up and book one in advance.
Located above Porter Beach the Tate St Ives hosts an exciting exhibition program. The entrance price includes access to the Barbara Hep worth Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Here you will gain a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain's most important twentieth century artists. The National Seal Sanctuary is set in the picturesque Hereford Estuary, by the beautiful village of Week, Cornwall.
The Sanctuary is a busy rescue center, in addition it has a number of Grey Seals, Common Seals, Californian and Patagonian Sea Lions, Goats, Ponies and Otters that could not be released back into the wild. It is a living demonstration of regeneration which aims to reconnect people with their environments locally and globally.
At New quay Zoo you will discover hundreds of animals from all round the world set amongst exotic lakeside gardens, ranging from the smallest monkey; the Pygmy Marmoset to 'Ronnie and Connie' the African Lions. The Extreme Academy, located on the beach at Watergate, and the Lusty Glaze Adventure Center, located on Lusty Glaze Beach, New quay (01637872444) offer a wide variety of outdoor activities both on land and in the water, ranging from the sedate to the extreme.
The Beach Hut offers contemporary cuisine at a price slightly higher than the Phoenix, but still substantially cheaper than Fifteen. It serves burgers, seafood and great nachos, you can't eat closer to the beach and at high tide the water is only a stone's throw away.
An innovative menu of the best seasonal and local produce, a relaxed atmosphere and a magnificent view of the 2-mile beach combine to provide an unforgettable experience. The restaurant has impressive views over Mistral Beach, watch the waves roll in whilst you enjoy excellent service and incredible food.
The three mile exposed sandy beach faces W and picks up any SW to NW swell. At low to mid tide there are many peaks to choose from, so you can always find your own space.
The legendary Cribber is just to the right of Mistral so if the swell is huge its worth watching the pros tow in here! Town, Cocaine, Great Western and Lusty Glaze all face N / NW, so they pick up less swell than Mistral.
Works best in a NW, although the river can be sailed on an N. Danger provides flat shallow water and waves on Doom Bar. There are strong currents, so life is easier if you stay within your depth so that you can stand up to relaunch your kite and retrieve your board.
Works in an N, NW, W and SW. On its day it can provide surf of mammoth proportions, it is a great spot for wave riding. There is parking at the Gorey Lighthouse end of the beach, however there are usually more tourists and surfers in this area, so it is best avoided during the summer months.
When the tide reaches the shingle bank there can be a ferocious shore dump if there is a large swell. The Möbius Kite School in addition to the Extreme Academy at Watergate provides excellent kite surfing instruction packages for both beginners and experts.
Möbius Kite School is able to use a number of beaches across Cornwall, selecting the best one for the conditions on the day.