Top ten dog friendly beaches in Cornwall

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We were thrilled at the levels of positive response we received for out blog post ‘Top ten beaches in Cornwall’, and weren’t surprised that many of you had your own ideas and suggestions as to which beaches were missing. So we thought we’d compile another list of great Cornish beaches, this time focusing on 100% dog friendly beaches, without […]

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This entry was posted in Out & about and tagged , , , on April 18, 2013


Beach Hut summer cocktails

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The sun has been shining relentlessly at Watergate Bay getting us all in the mood for summer; late night strolls on the beach, bbq’s, surfing and of course cocktails! At the Beach Hut we serve a menu of delicious cocktails so we thought we’d share a few of the recipes with you. Each of the […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Recipes, The Beach Hut and tagged , , , on April 17, 2013


Top ten tips for a beginner surfer

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  Watergate Bay is on the north coast of Cornwall, the perfect place to catch some waves and learn to surf. With waves currently rolling in between 3-5ft tall it’s time to book in a lesson at Extreme Academy and take to the Atlantic. But before you plunge into the ocean take a look at […]

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , on April 12, 2013


Mudd and Water

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Watergate Bay Hotel and the Beach Hut have a new look! The staff are now wearing clothes from Mudd and Water, a great ethical fashion design company.   Our Sustainability Manager felt Mudd and Water were a great fit for Watergate Bay: “Here at Watergate Bay we focus on putting sustainability at the heart of […]

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This entry was posted in Flotsam & Jetsam and tagged , on April 8, 2013


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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