We are the watering hole, the only bar on the beach in the UK, fact! Europe/world, by my opinionated knowledge, yes. A spot that is a must see attraction on this fine island down south of our country, ‘when you go, you will never leave’.

We are found in the middle of Cornwall’s finest beach on the west coast, with a 3 mile stretch of sand shadowed by dunes and sea as far as the eye can go, with Holywell on our right shoulder and St Agnes on our left.
As a licensed premises all of our events are 18+ unless stated otherwise on the events page.


The only bar actually on the beach in the UK, and the oldest! People continuously ask; how is it there? has it been flooded? how long has it been there?

Close to 50 years ago (1978) a man called Bob Job started up a shack on the beach, roaming the Perranporth coast with deck-chairs, surf hire and ice cream vans. Bill was in charge of this establishment before Bob but he then moved down under to Byron bay, which is where he still remains, passing his business onto a Bob, who revolutionized this shack into what is now The Watering Hole. Nobody is too sure on how it was allowed to become a bar / restaurant, but I guess it’s just one of those things that happens, making a difference to huge amounts of people every day,


The Watering Hole has been a sanctuary of happiness and a land of memories for so many. It always has, and always will be a family business. Bob the founder & son Tom (seen left) can often be found here – living the dream, doing what they do best.


Where are we located?

Right in the middle of Perranporth Beach!

Are dogs allowed?

Well behaved dogs on a lead, however dogs are no longer allowed at events.

Can you park at the watering hole?

No, we are located in the middle of the beach. There are plenty of local carparks located within the town.

Do we have disabled access?

Yes we have disabled access within the venue and disabled toilets, however we are located in the middle of the beach.

The beach carpark does have beach wheelchairs available during certain months of the year. This can be arranged through the car park.

Are we open all year around?

We are open from 9am till late, weather depending.

Do we sell clothes/accessories?

We have a merchandise shop open throughout our summer months and clothing is available all year around.


All our events are family friendly unless we state its an 18+

No dogs are allowed during our event nights.

Do you have WiFi?

We have open wifi available for our guests.

Opening Hours

We are open every day through winter 
hours are dependant on weather

Food is served 9am-3pm weekdays and 9am-7:30 pm Friday- Sunday.
Please note our kitchen and hours are subject to change, so please give us a call before hand