Cornwall’s top ten festivals in 2013

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It’s fair to say that Cornwall hosts and eclectic mix of festivals throughout the year providing entertainment for everyone in the family, from Rock Oyster Festival to Boardmasters. Which festivals will you be attending this year? 1. Rock Oyster Festival 21st – 23rd June Rock Oyster Festival is a mid-summer celebration of food, music and […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Events, Out & about and tagged , , , , on May 26, 2013


Ceviche of salmon and scallops with tomato salsa

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Serves 4 Ingredients 300g salmon fillet 8 scallops cleaned Juice of 8 limes 500g plum tomatoes or similar 2 banna shallots (or 1 small red onion) 100g coriander 100ml extra virgin olive oil 30ml sherry vinegar Cornish sea salt Micro leaves to garnish Method Skin and remove any dark meat from the salmon before cutting […]

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Cornish monkfish with asparagus, new potatoes and wild garlic pesto

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This recipe has come straight from the dining room dinner menu. Executive Chef, Neil Haydock, has decided to pick this for the bank holiday weekend as monkfish is abundant in the Cornish waters and very underused outside of restaurants. It’s not your typical fish neither being round or flat and therefore people are scared to […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , on May 24, 2013


The Beach Hut: Extreme hot chocolate

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The Beach Hut is famous for it’s Extreme hot chocolate and now you can make it for yourself by following the new recipe, making it even thicker and creamier. Ingredients Origin cocoa powder. Rodda’s full fat milk. Cornflour. Squirty cream. Large marshmallows. Jazzies. Method Stir a teaspoon of cornflour into a mug of milk. Heat until simmering. […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Recipes, The Beach Hut and tagged , , , on May 8, 2013


English National Champions come to Watergate Bay

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Tomorrow sees the 41st English National Surfing Championships return to Watergate Bay hosted by Extreme Academy and sponsored by P20. The event attracts the best surfers from across the country to compete for the English title in 14 categories. Past winner Oli Adams (2008) and defending ladies champion, Hannah Harding, will be battling for the […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , , , on May 3, 2013


Mark ‘Egor’ Harris: English National Surfing Championships

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A highlight of the UK surfing calendar will return to Watergate Bay on 4th-6th May when the 41st English National Surfing Championships takes place. Hosted by the Extreme Academy and sponsored by sun protection brand P20, the competition will attract the best surfers from across the country to compete for the English title in 14 […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , , , , , on April 26, 2013


The Beatles at Watergate Bay

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  We’ve uncovered a pretty amazing piece of history about Watergate Bay. In 1967 The Beatles, yes, The Beatles, filmed part of the Magical Mystery Tour here at Watergate Bay! On 13th September 1967 John, Paul, George and Ringo came  to Newquay to complete the South West leg of the tour. Although they stayed at The […]

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Scone recipe for Polo on the Beach

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Scones will be served as part of the afternoon cream tea at the House Party VIP reception for Veuve Clicquot Polo on the Beach. If you can’t make it to polo this year you can still enjoy a proper Cornish cream tea by making your scones at home. Take a look at Neil Haydock’s recipe for […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Polo on the Beach, Recipes and tagged , , , , , on April 24, 2013


Polo on the Beach – 18th/19th May

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With only a few weeks to go until the seventh Veuve Clicquot Polo on the Beach we have created our very own polo blog with all the information you need to plan your weekend. Don’t miss the full line-up on Saturday 18th May and Sunday 19th May. There will be kitesurfing, Cossack horse displays, polo […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Polo on the Beach and tagged , , , , , on April 23, 2013


Josh Coombes: Legends of the Bay – 27th/28th April

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  Legends of the Bay is a brand new competition at Watergate Bay bringing together stand-up paddle boarders (SUP) and kitesurfers, and will be taking place on the weekend of 27th April and 28th April. It’s the first collaboration between the British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA) and the British Kitesports Association (BKSA) and judging by the […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on April 18, 2013