We are happy to confirm that in line with government legislation, from 19th July 2021, we will no longer be enforcing social distancing or requiring the wearing of face masks at Waterside Cornwall. If any of our guests or staff feel more comfortable wearing masks, then we would encourage you to do so. The reception and bar areas of our central building remain fully open but unfortunately, our restaurant, pool and gym will remain closed for the foreseeable future.


Waterside Cornwall is ideally placed for exploring all that this beautiful county has to offer, from the most relaxed day out to adrenaline-fuelled thrills and everything in between
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Camel Valley Vineyard

The award-winning Camel Valley Vineyard is just a ten minute drive north of Waterside. It produces red, white and sparkling wines, some of which you can try in our bar! Tours, tastings, and wine by the bottle or glass are available and come thoroughly recommended.
Driving distance: 4.4 miles
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Camel Valley Trail

Running for 18 miles through stunning countryside, the Camel Valley Trail is an ideal way to take in some of the most beautiful scenery in the South West. Virtually flat, its full length offers a gentle cycle or more challenging walk as it winds through Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow.
Driving distance: 10 miles
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Perranporth Beach

Perranporth has a huge, two-mile long surfing beach and further along the coast you also have Holywell Bay, Porth Joke and the huge sandy expanse of Crantock Beach.
Driving distance: 20 miles
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Porthcurno Beach

Further afield, Porthcurno Beach is truly stunning. Set among granite cliffs, it’s part of a wider bay that opens up at low tide to reveal a curve of golden sand that stretches from the Minack Theatre to the Logan Rock, site of an Iron Age cliff castle. Located just around the corner from Land's End, Porthcurno has long been the place where telecommunications cables arrive from America.
Driving distance: 51 miles
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Par Sands Beach

Par Sands near Fowey is a shallow, safe beach that is perfect for families. Backed by dunes and with easy access from a large car park, it can get quite busy in high season.
Driving distance: 12 miles
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Lantic Bay

A short hike from Polruan, over the estuary from Fowey, is the stunning Lantic Bay, which is one of Cornwall’s most idyllic locations. It is maintained in a pristine condition thanks to the National Trust, which owns it. Although not far from civilization, the bay feels as remote as it is possible for a place to be in this part of the county, and it is an amazing spot in which to unwind.
Driving distance: 24 miles
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Polridmouth Cove

Between Gribbin Head and Fowey is the twin cove of Polridmouth. Access is via a wooded track and the coves have a leafy, untouched feel about them. Despite their easily accessible location, the coves are rarely busy. At low tide, there are two distinct beaches separated by a low rocky headland. The western cove is accessed directly from the farm track and backs onto the coast path.
Driving distance: 14 miles
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Polzeath Beach

Polzeath near Wadebridge has an award-winning beach which is famous for both its consistent slow-breaking waves and sparkling water quality – it’s one of only 8 beaches in the whole country to be awarded a Blue Flag for its waters.
Driving distance: 17 miles
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Mawgan Porth Beach

Four miles north of Newquay, the village of Mawgan Porth is home to a broad sandy beach which is perfect for families. Less crowded than Newquay, it nonetheless gets its share of Atlantic swell and also has great rockpools to explore with a net and bucket.
Driving distance: 13.4 miles
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Fistral Beach

On the western side of Newquay is the world-famous Fistral Beach, a surfer’s paradise backed by high cliffs and sand dunes and the perfect place to catch a wave. All the big UK surf competitions take place here, so time it right and you might get to see the pros in action!
Driving distance: 16 miles
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Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor is a granite moorland in northeastern Cornwall. It is 208 square kilometres in size, and dates from the Carboniferous period of geological history.
Driving distance: 17.1 miles
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Seal Sanctuary

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary, set in the picturesque Helford Estuary, by the beautiful village of Gweek. The Seal Sanctuary has over 50 years of experience in Seal Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release.
Driving distance: 35.1 miles
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Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctury

Paradise Park is a wildlife sanctuary containing over 650 birds and animals that is situated in the small Cornish town of Hayle. It has over 650 birds and animals. It is currently the home of the World Parrot Trust.
Driving distance: 35.4 miles
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Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo is a zoological garden located in Newquay. The zoo was opened on Whit Monday, May 26, 1969 by the local council. It was privately owned by Mike Thomas and Roger Martin from 1993 until 2003.
Driving distance: 14.3 miles
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Barbara Hepworth Museum

The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden in St Ives preserves the 20th century sculptor Barbara Hepworth’s studio and garden much as they were when she lived and worked there.
Driving distance: 40.4 miles
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Royal Cornwall Museum

The Royal Cornwall Museum is located in Truro and is the oldest museum in the county. No better place exists for gathering information about Cornish culture.
Driving distance: 19.3 miles
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Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle is one of Henry VIII’s Device Forts, or Henrician castles, in Cornwall. It was built in 1539 for King Henry VIII to guard the entrance to the River Fal.
Driving distance: 31.9 miles
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Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives is an art gallery in St Ives, exhibiting work by modern British artists. The Tate also manages another, earlier property in the town: the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden which it opened in 1980.
Driving distance: 4.13 miles
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The Flambards Experience is a family-owned amusement park on the southern outskirts of the Cornish town of Helston.
Driving distance: 36.7 miles
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Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre, constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop jutting into the sea. The theatre is at Porthcurno, 4 miles from Land’s End in Cornwall.
Driving distance: 51.5 miles
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Eden Project

The Eden Project is a visitor attraction in Cornwall. Inside the artificial biomes are plants that are collected from all around the world.
Driving distance: 10 miles
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