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Colours of Watergate

​Inspired by G.F Smith's search for the world's favourite colour and Maia Walczak's wonder at the natural world, we invited Falmouth-based photographer Rhona McDade to capture the colours of the rainbow through a distinctly Watergate lens.

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The best colour in the world

A familiar face in the Watergate Bay design studio, G.F Smith paper consultant and independent artist Mark Jessett knows all about the alchemy of pigment and paper.

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Download our colouring by Maia Walczak

Cool blues or surreal hues? Download, print and add your own colour to Maia Walczak's distinctive creations.

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Emotional moments

Fine art photographer Emma Solley captured this beautiful image in a stolen moment while visiting Watergate Bay last year.

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Wonder Full

Newquay-based Maia Walczak is an artist, author and award-winning children's book illustrator. You may have seen her distinctive line drawings and vibrant, natural hues radiating from the pages of our 2020 magazine.

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Interior style - sea view suites

Take a look at the design notes from newly designed sea view suites at Watergate Bay Hotel. Understand the inspiration for the design and create the look at home.

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Mark Kermode's films - guest blog

The Observer’s chief film critic, Mark Kermode, celebrates the films in which Cornish scenery has starred. Read on for the good, the bad and the weird.

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Watergate Bay playlist

Did you know that Watergate Bay Hotel posts different playlists on Spotify? Follow us on watergatebaymusic and hear the sound of the Bay.

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Ten reasons to choose Watergate Bay for your family holiday

Victoria Kennedy from Bridges and Balloons picks her 10 reasons why Watergate Bay hotel is the best family holiday in Cornwall.

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Interior style - the 50s

Take a look at the design notes from newly designed family suites at Watergate Bay Hotel. Understand the inspiration for the design and create the look at home.

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