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Photo essay: A fish-eye view

Pre-pandemic, Cornish photographer Nick Pumphrey travelled the globe shooting for publications including National Geographic and the Guardian. But when Covid-19 struck, with fear sweeping the nation and cabin fever setting in, Nick started an unexpected new daily ritual.

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The sea, the sea!

Allison Sadler on the joy, healing and solace time by the sea gives her…
(3 minute read)

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Ten benefits of being by the sea

From better sleep to boosted social bonds, discover ten science-backed benefits proximity to the ocean brings.
(6 minute read)

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Surf therapy podcast with the Wave Project

An award-winning charity that enhances the lives of children and young people through community, surfing and the sea, The Wave Project was born in the swell here at Watergate Bay back in 2010.
(90 minute listen)

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The big blue

Everyone loves the beach, but there’s a growing body of evidence to suggest that it’s more than just a nice place to be - it could actually be vital for your health.
(9 minute read)

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Lazy loft living - photo journal by Danny North

With his down-to-earth approach, acclaimed photographer Danny North creates images that capture the spirit and energy of the moment. Overdue a hard-earned rest, we invited him to our new beach lofts to unwind and capture the beach living experience through his unique lens.

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Silent Disco Yoga

On Sunday morning, 170 people gathered on the beach for the first outdoor Yoga event this year at Watergate Bay. With everyone listening through headphones, Jen from Ocean Flow Yoga guided the session against a soundtrack of chilled tunes and ambient beats. 

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Dirty Dozen

On August 11 2021, Surfers Against Sewage launched their latest campaign at Watergate Bay, raising awareness of branded packaging pollution and calling out the companies responsible. 

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Oceanside Pilates – at home

If you can't get to Watergate Bay on a Pilates break join our experienced Pilates instructor, Marina Huxley, as she talks through three exercises you can try at home. Ideal for some early morning mindfulness or an after work recharge.

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7 inspiring outdoor fitness videos

We've collected seven of our favourite outdoor fitness videos shot in striking wild locations. From Bali to Italy, Canada to Nicaragua, we hope you will be inspired.

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