Ten best beaches in Cornwall

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Cornwall is a county surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on three sides, with caves, coves, bays and headland all waiting for you to explore, a county of unspoiled natural beauty, especially when it comes to its beaches. Inspired by Watergate Bay’s listing as one of the top 10 English beaches in The Telegraph, we wanted […]

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This entry was posted in Out & about and tagged , , , on April 3, 2013


Pasta recipe and tips

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We always have a busy events calendar at Watergate Bay, one of the highlights is the Fifteen Cornwall Farmers’ Market. The Spring Farmers’ Market was on the 16th March, we sent our Digital Marketeer, Lucie, along to check out the local suppliers and growers and all their Spring produce. As well as chef demos throughout […]

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Torpedos at the Extreme Academy

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  The Extreme Academy is pleased to announce the arrival of the ‘Torpedo’, a surf board looking craft standing at 55 inches tall (4.5ft). Designed to encourage children to stand up, they are light, easy to carry and great fun in the water. Perfect for your budding surfers! The idea is that youngsters can use the […]

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Top five things to do in Cornwall this Easter

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Cornwall is full of buzz and activity during Easter. Here is a list of our top five things to do this Easter break…   Easter Egg Hunts Tintagel Castle – English Heritage Can you crack the clues and complete their Easter trail? From 29th March to 14th April English Heritage properties all over the country […]

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Out & about and tagged , , , on March 27, 2013


Water’Cake Bake Off For Comic Relief

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On Friday 1st March all our attentions turned to cake! We’d been baking all week, the cooking gloves were off and it was time for the Water’cake’ Bake Off, a slight twist on Mary Berry’s Great Comic Relief Bake Off, with all the money raised going to Comic Relief. It was a great success, we had […]

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This entry was posted in Eat and tagged , on March 25, 2013


Butternut Squash, Piquillo Pepper, Feta, Rocket and Pomegranate Salad

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This salad has it all; roasted spicy squash, sweet smoky peppers, salty creamy cheese, sweet and sour pomegranate, peppery rocket and crunchy toasted seeds, what more could you possibly want in a salad? Did you know: Piquillo pepper is a variety of chilli. It has a sweet taste with no heat, perfect for salads. Traditionally […]

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Barefoot Running Clinic

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10/11/12/13 OCTOBER 2013 Have you ever fancied trying barefoot running? Or are you already a convert and would like to improve your technique? Then this is the break for you. The Barefoot Performance Academy active break is an extended weekend from Friday to Sunday where you will learn more about your body than ever before. Rollo […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Swim Club and tagged , , , on March 21, 2013


Ten Things To Do When Staying At Watergate Bay

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Watergate Bay is all focused around relaxing, playing, eating and socialising but there is also so much to do both close by and further afield through Cornwall. Here is a list of our top ten things to do whilst you are staying at Watergate. 1.         Eden Project, St Austell No trip to Cornwall is complete […]

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This entry was posted in Out & about and tagged , , on March 15, 2013


Water’Cake Bake Off – Lisa’s Rainbow Victoria Sponge

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Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite Water’cake’ bake on Facebook. Lisa’s Rainbow Victoria Sponge receive the most lines online and was crowned the Facebook winner. Lisa, who works in the Living Space, beat 20 other Watergate Bay cakes which raised £200 for Comic Relief. So here’s Lisa recipe so you can also […]

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Rodda’s clotted cream rice pudding with baked fruits

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Serves 8 Ingredients 200g of short grain rice (I like to use aborio risotto rice which I find keeps its shape better when cooked) 800ml of Rodda’s full cream milk 400ml Rodda’s double cream 300g of Rodda’s clotted cream 150g castor sugar 2 vanilla pods split Unsalted butter for greasing 4 ripe apricots 4 ripe […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , , on February 26, 2013