Our guide to holiday cottages in Watergate Bay & Mawgan Porth

Did you know...Jamie Oliver founded Fifteen Cornwall in Watergate Bay?

Located just afew miles from Newquay, Watergate Bay’s impressive surf from the Atlantic Ocean and lengthy sandy beach make it a favourite for both activity and family holidays.

Watergate Bay entered the public eye in 2002 when Jamie Oliver chose it as the setting for his restaurant, Fifteen Cornwall. Created as a project to offer opportunities to youths who needed a fresh start, the restaurant provides impressive Italian dishes created by the apprentices themselves.
 
Aside from the more high profile restaurant, Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth have plenty of locally-sourced choices for the whole family. The Beach Hut beach bar is positioned to overlook Watergate Bay, and is a great choice for informal meals and drinks. When it comes to cuisine during Mawgan Porth holidays, options include several friendly inns, most of which offer striking sea views, and a choice of cafes and restaurants for all occasions.

Newquay Harbour Beach

Newquay Harbour Beach isn’t the largest of the beaches in Newquay but when the tide goes out it reveals a sheltered expanse of silky sand, and as it’s still a working harbour there’s plenty going on to sit and watch. Summer sees the cliffs that back the beach bloom with colourful wild flowers, and recent years have seen a collection...

Blue Reef Aquarium

Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium couldn’t be in a better location, overlooking Towan Beach (the one with the island) and right at the foot of the town centre it makes an easy and fun attraction to visit during a day out in Cornwall. Journey through the world’s oceans as you wander more than 40 naturally themed habitats ranging from local waters...
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