Becky Bettesworth prints

Becky Bettesworth prints

You might not know it, but we have a strong railway heritage at Watergate Bay Hotel. The railway never came, but when we heard that Becky Bettesworth had created a Watergate Bay poster in her classic railway print style, we just couldn’t resists finding out more…

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This entry was posted in Another Place, In the bay and tagged , , , on August 26, 2015


Ten things you didn’t know Shop on the Beach sold

Ten things you didn’t know Shop on the Beach sold

Yes they’ve got buckets and spade (lots of them), wetsuits and bodyboards. But in times of trouble (forgotten toothbrush, wet socks and missing swim suits) you don’t have to leave the Bay to get your essentials…

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This entry was posted in In the bay and tagged , , on August 24, 2015


Gardening tips from Cornish Garden Team

Gardening tips from Cornish Garden Team

In this second blog post, Cornish Garden Team share their top coastal gardening tips and tell us how to plant a piece of Watergate Bay at home.

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Henry Swanzy furniture

Henry Swanzy furniture

In a world of globally out-sourced, production-line manufacture, Henry Swanzy’s handcrafted furniture (seen in the hotel’s lobby) does something a little bit different. We meet the maker and the thinking behind his pieces.

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Out & about and tagged , , , on August 10, 2015


Watergate Bay in bloom

Watergate Bay in bloom

Keeping the plants around the hotel looking their best in extreme coastal conditions isn’t easy, but Cornish Garden Team has helped us overcome the challenge. In this first of two blog posts, they set the scene and talk us through some of the plants you’ll spot around the hotel.

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Summer picks from Shop on the Beach

Summer picks from Shop on the Beach

Shop on the Beach – on the slipway down to Watergate Bay – has got the warmer months all covered. Here’s our top picks from the new summer range.

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Uncategorized and tagged , , on May 25, 2015


Josh and Dom crowned Legends

Josh and Dom crowned Legends

All hail our very own Josh Coombes from Extreme Academy, as he takes joint title of Legend of the Bay 2015 alongside reigning champ Dom Moore in challenging conditions.

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy, In the bay and tagged , , , , , on April 21, 2015


Our new uniform from Joules

Our new uniform from Joules

We’ve got together with the team at Joules to create our very own ‘surfer dude’ shirt which the team in The Living Space will be wearing this spring as their uniform.

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This entry was posted in In the bay and tagged , , , on April 13, 2015


English National Surfing Champs 2015

English National Surfing Champs 2015

Bring on the waves and the action. The UK’s top surfers will gather at Watergate Bay on the Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 2 to Monday 4 May to compete for national titles.

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This entry was posted in Events, In the bay and tagged , , on April 8, 2015


Cornwall’s best music festivals 2015

Cornwall’s best music festivals 2015

In the summer, it seems that Cornwall hosts a different festival almost every weekend. There’s something for everyone and all tastes of music, including Boardmasters, Eden Sessions and small up-and-coming events. Which are you going to this year?

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This entry was posted in Events, In the bay, Out & about and tagged , , on April 7, 2015