Swap your sun cream for a woolly hat and head on down to Cornwall to find out why Watergate Bay rocks no matter what the season. Don’t believe us? Here’s our top reasons for visiting the Bay during the winter months.
1. Try something new
If 2015 is your year for trying something new, then there isn’t a better place to start than Watergate Bay. Yes, you can learn to surf, but have you thought about hand planing, kite surfing, wavesking or stand up paddle boarding? You can learn to do it all at the Extreme Academy.
Or, if you like your water a little warmer, how about improving your swimming stroke with our two day Swim Clinic with Salim Ahmed, a professional swim coach.
2. Keep warm and toasty
January and February might be some of the coldest months, but indoors or out we’ll make sure that you are comfortably cared for. Come prepared for the elements and our hotel lobby is the place to leave your coats and wellies ready for your next adventure – our hotel is your home for a couple of days after all.
The Extreme Academy couldn’t be better set up for cold water sports, with high-performance wet suits and a temperature controlled changing room to keep you as warm as possible. And if all that sounds like too much effort, then curl up on the sofa in front of the ocean room log fire and check out our must read 2015 book list from Penguin.
3. Last minute breaks
Winter is the best time to down tools and get away from it all. And the low season is when you’re most likely to get a last minute deal on a getaway break. Add some spontaneity back into your life, pack up the car and we’ll see you in an hour or two.
4. The beaches to yourself
Nothing beats the beach in the summer, apart from the beach in the winter – just wait until you see the beach covered in frost rather than people. Get away from it all. Explore caves and clifftops. Loose yourself. Feel alive. Relax.
Take a look at our top ten favourite beaches in Cornwall.
5. Food for the soul
After all of that scampering around in the elements, you will have certainly have worked up an appetite. With a handful of places to eat and drink on your doorstep at the Bay, each with a different take on great, local produce, you’ll be spoilt for choice. It’ll be Zacry’s for a changing menu of international and local influenced dishes, The Living Space for rustic sharing platters, The Beach Hut for brilliant burgers or Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall for fine Italian inspired fare.
But there are plenty of other great restaurant in north Cornwall, here’s our restaurants.