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


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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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