Glamping in Watergate Bay with a private bathroom

Surf, sand, and sea cliffs draw beach lovers to this Cornish beach.

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12 top glamping sites in Watergate Bay with a private bathroom

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Cornish Tipi Holidays & Camping

127 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Cornwall, South West England
Wake up to the sound of birdsong, go swimming before breakfast in the clear water of a secluded lake. Cook your bacon and eggs over an open fire while you plan your day, or just laze it away in the peace and quiet of your own personal tipi. You can always go fishing tomorrow, and walk along the cliffs the day after that… The site is a unique woodland valley folded around a clear, spring-fed lake created from the old Tregildrans Quarry. Our tipis and tent pitches are dotted about this secret 20 acres full of ferns, bluebells, oak and meadowsweet. Left in peace for many years there's been no modern chemicals or poisons on the land, meaning we've got bluebells, dormice, Red Admirals and shy woodland Jays for you to spot. It’s a place set apart from the rush and clutter of the modern holiday experience, with an atmosphere that makes you forget the world outside, and just lounge, ramble, or potter about in a boat. We're committed to giving you a genuinely individual service from first contact to your time staying with us. We established CTH in 1996. This was the first and we believe still is the best tipi holiday site in the UK. We know our area inside out and can always help with local knowledge or contacts if you need them. We want to offer our guests a sustainable holiday. A return to real camping means the lowest possible impact on the land and environment - our tipi poles don’t even break the surface of the earth. Your footprint while here could only be bettered by a survival expert. You don't have to fly! a major bonus, and we source all our wood, fish and canvas locally and work with local people wherever possible.
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Coverack Camping

113 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · Cornwall, South West England
Traditional family camping near Coverack, with the promise of coast, countryside and Cornish ice cream
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£12
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Surf Pods and Camping at Atlantic Farm

50 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Bude, Cornwall, South West England
Glamping near Bude, with eye-catching eco-pods, a staggering treehouse for couples and traditional tent camping
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Mount Pleasant Eco Park

81 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents42 acres · Cornwall, South West England
Eco-friendly camping with campfires, an excellent café and knock-out sea views, all within walking distance of the beach
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Pleasant Streams Farm Camping

67 units · Glamping, Tents9 acres · St Austell, England
Lakeside camping with streams, rope swings and farmyard animals in rural Cornwall
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The Paddock Wildcamp Glamping

4 units · Glamping1 acre · Cornwall, South West England
Adults-only bell tents on an off-grid site with campfires near the North Cornish coast
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Willow Valley Holiday Park

33 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents4 acres · Bude , England
This peaceful, sheltered site has a special character. The site is the ideal place to unwind with plenty of safe space, a meandering river and friendly atmosphere. It offers 4 acres with facilities, 7 acres of wilderness, shower block, level pitches, picturesque river, children’s playground and has been rated AA 4 star gold pennant. Chris and Jen both love Cornwall and were married just down the coast in Rock in 2017. After that, they looked for an opportunity to move to Cornwall and Willow Valley has provided the perfect opportunity. There are always ongoing improvements being made so make sure you keep in touch. Any returning campers will be glad to know we aren’t changing the campsite itself though. Why would we when it is already so perfect!
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Glamp or Camp at Magical Mena Farm

16 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents15 acres · Bodmin, Cornwall, South West England
Easily accessed camping on a 15-acre farm, with family facilities and a vast amount of wild space to explore
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Seaview Tipis, Cornwall

9 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Padstow, England
Tipi glamping atop the cliffs, within strolling distance of Cornwall's famous Bedruthan Steps
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Real Glamping at the Fir Hill

12 units · Glamping66 acres · Newquay, Cornwall, South West England
Family-friendly yurt glamping on an enchanting old Cornwall estate just three miles from the surf and sand of Newquay
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Ryn Gwari Farm

15 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Penzance, Cornwall, South West England
A family-friendly, 10-pitch campsite in Cornwall with big views, rustic facilities and a touch of magic
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Hideaway Camping

17 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents24 acres · Okehampton, England
Carefree camping and glamping in Devon with a nature-friendly setting and imaginative owners
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Glamping in Watergate Bay with a private bathroom guide

Overview

For those looking to escape the crowds of Newquay, the golden sands of Watergate Bay lie just to the north. Life in Watergate Bay is all about the beach. Stroll along the sea cliffs, take to the water to swim or stand-up paddleboard, or enjoy kite-surfing along the 2-mile long sands, then grab dinner at a restaurant with views of the ocean. Summertime is peak season for swimmers and campers, with lifeguard patrols from May through September, and several campsites to choose from. For surfers, the biggest swells hit the shore in winter—just don’t forget your wetsuit!

Where to go

Northwest Coast

West of Watergate, Cornwall’s north coast is wild and windswept. The surf Mecca of Newquay is one of the region’s busiest hubs, while further south, St Ives is surrounded by sandy beaches and seaside holiday parks. Coastal hikes don’t come more spectacular than the South West Coast Path, which runs the entire length of the Cornish coast. 

Northeast Coast

Sweeping headlands and rocky coves line the coast east of Watergate Bay. Enjoy sea-cliff walks along the Trevose Head Heritage Coast, spot sea-birds swooping along the shore, or take in the views from Pentire Point. Further north, discover the legacy of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle or hike up the High Cliff, Cornwall’s highest point. 

South Coast

St Austell, Falmouth, and Fowey are the headline acts of the ‘Cornish Riviera’, a 30-minute drive south of Watergate Bay. Camping options range from family-friendly holiday parks to glamping in a luxury yurt, but whichever you choose, the beach is never far away. Don’t miss a visit to the Eden Project, famed for its giant rainforest biomes. 

Bodmin Moors

Misty moorlands and ancient standing stones tempt intrepid hikers away from the coast to the Bodmin Moors. Visit in the summertime to hike amid fields of purple heather, picnic by Golitha Falls, then pitch your tent at a hillside camping ground. Look out for native ponies grazing the hillsides along the way.

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