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5 minutes with: Christina Knight

Our resident mixologist, martini aficionado and operations manager tells us about tasting with the nose and what she’ll be having when it’s our round…

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Watchful Mary Tinkture Gin
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Fast times

From chowing on a Dead Hippie in Brighton’s premier burger joint, to getting lost in a Hong Kong hawker site, we’re devouring ‘fast casual’ dining the world over – whether we know it or not. Gareth May tucks into the global food trend that’s found its way to Cornish shores.

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Living Space Food
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Perennial passions

When it comes to flavouring our favourite tipples, juniper berries or wormwood are just the tip of the iceberg. Drinks writer Alice Lascelles dives into the delicious world of botanical experimentation.

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Hannah Bailey Illustration

A clattering in the sky

Our silver-headed, bright-eyed neighbours, the jackdaws’ cries from the cliff face are a familiar sound around these parts. We spoke to local ecologist and lecturer John Blackburn to learn more about our local colony.

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A Jackdaw Perched Above The Sea Dan Murphy

High as a kite

A simple pleasure that has swooped through countless centuries, nothing beats the exhilaration of watching your kite take flight.

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Kitesurfers Watergate Bay Cornwall

Things to do in Cornwall

Step from the hotel straight onto the coastal path, hire a bike and explore some incredible landscapes. Walks through forgotten gardens and stepping stones for giants, there's plenty to do around Watergate and further afield. 

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Look up!

The long nights ahead are perfect for star and planet gazing, and you don’t (always) have to stay up so late. What might you see staring up into the darkness in the next month or two?

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Meteor Shower
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Shooting stars

Aaron Jenkin makes his living from long nights gazing at the stars. He tells us about everything from adjusting your eyes to the darkness, to the elation of watching the Milky Way reflected in the water…

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Watergate Bay Landscape © Aaron Jenkin
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5 minutes with: Marina Huxley

Our Pilates instructor Marina talks staying in touch – with ourselves, our bodies, and nature – and the unexpected positives that have come out of the pandemic.

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Marina Huxley Pilates Teacher Watergate Bay Hotel

Any way the wind blows

Invisible, changeable and unconquerable, the wind is a mighty force. It can destroy, but also offers immense power – for energy, freedom, and even food.

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Wind Farm