Reasons to visit in September & October

Reasons to visit in September & October

Summer may be over but Cornwall doesn’t suddenly stop. Autumn is a vibrant time to visit with plenty of happenings around the county. We’ve even had to dedicate a special foodie event blog in addition to these activities below.

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This entry was posted in Out & about, What's On and tagged , , on August 24, 2015


Watergate Bay poem, by Jack Rooke & the Poetry Takeaway

Watergate Bay poem, by Jack Rooke & the Poetry Takeaway

We feel extremely lucky to have stumbled across the Poetry Take Away on a trip to London recently. Here’s what creative evil-genius Jack Rooke whipped up for us as part of the world’s first mobile poetry emporium.

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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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Celebrate Cornish food this autumn

Celebrate Cornish food this autumn

This autumn, it’s all about food in Cornwall; our unrivaled variety of fresh seafood, fantastic producers, and world-class chefs. Look what’s happening in the coming months.

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This entry was posted in Eat, Out & about and tagged , , on August 18, 2015


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


Real Cornwall, by boat

Real Cornwall, by boat

Yes Cornwall’s beaches are some of the best in the world. But cruise along our rivers, creeks and estuaries by boat and you’ll discover the Real Cornwall.

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This entry was posted in Out & about and tagged , , , on July 29, 2015


Padstow Seafood School

Padstow Seafood School

Or how I learnt to cook like Rick Stein at his Padstow cookery school. Well, almost.

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Cornwall’s retro surfing scene

Cornwall’s retro surfing scene

It hasn’t been hard to notice a shift in the world of surfing in recent years. Surfers are now craving a return to their counter-culture roots, shunning big-name brands for more authentic offering. And Cornwall is leading the way in adding some soul back into the surfing experience. Join us as we go on a retro tour.

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This entry was posted in Out & about, Uncategorized and tagged , , on July 22, 2015


Reasons to visit in August

Reasons to visit in August

School’s out for summer and the sunshine should be out too. August is Cornwall’s peak month of the year and there’s lots happening. Allow us to be your guide to the best of what’s on.

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This entry was posted in Out & about, What's On and tagged , , , on July 18, 2015


Boardmasters | 5-9 August 2015

Boardmasters | 5-9 August 2015

We’re super lucky that one of Cornwall’s biggest surf and music festivals happens just up the cliff-path from us here at Watergate Bay. ‘Boardmasters’ is back across Newquay from 5- 9 August 2015.

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This entry was posted in Out & about and tagged , , , , on June 17, 2015