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A guide to our coastal tides

The tides can completely transform a landscape in a matter of hours, as vast expanses of sand are hidden beneath the waves. Find out what creates the tide and how to keep safe in them.

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Sand art at Watergate Bay

Intercity trains bursting out of tunnels, castles and a giant gorilla. Intricate spirals stretching across the sand to the sea. A giant galloping polo horse. This is sand art at Watergate Bay.

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Heading north

Join Will and former beach ranger Tim Uff for a walk along the beach. Wide open spaces, solitude, teeming with wildlife: Watergate Bay’s far north end promises rich rewards for those who make the mile trek.

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Emily Scott: A new restaurant at Watergate Bay

Emily Scott Cornwall is an exciting new pop-up restaurant at Watergate Bay, opening in the iconic Fifteen Cornwall building on 9th July. A a great spot to meet family and friends for delicious fresh food in a lively but safe and spacious environment, looking out across the beach. We asked Emily to introduce herself, share the ethos behind her food, and to give a taste of the ‘hyper-local’ treats you can expect…

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Pizza at Watchful Mary

A natural evolution of Watchful Mary for our times, this summer the watchful can enjoy the same focus on relaxation, food and friendship – reimagined as artisan pizzas and takeaway cocktails on the beach…

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We should all be surfers

How to get surfing – a beginner’s guide to everything you need to know, from choosing a board to falling off to not ‘dropping in’… and always having fun.

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What to pack for a holiday in Cornwall

It’s sometimes hard to know what to pack when you go on holiday, however, there are a few essentials that we suggest you don’t leave home without.

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Seeing green

Neptune’s wink? A sign of luck? As Summer Solstice approaches and we long for those lingering dusks watching the sun dip over the horizon, we turn our thoughts to the magnificent, fleeting and often disputed Green Flash.

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Inspiring sea life and where to find it

The Atlantic Ocean stretches out from the coast of Cornwall, covering almost a fifth of the earth’s surface and providing a home for thousands of species. But you don’t have to travel far to catch glimpses of some its most fascinating – and playful – inhabitants…

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The Tate's Colours of Cornwall

Teal blue waters with turquoise shallows beckoning from the clifftops? Sunsets shot with salmon and neon pink? Bright yellow wafts of coconut-scented gorse? Weightless grey-white morning mist? The pearlescent indigo inside a mussel shell? What colours spring to mind when you think of Cornwall?

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