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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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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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Seven new beach lofts

Designed to feel like a modern city loft, with warm textures, sustainable design and unbroken sea views, our sneak-peek into each of the rooms gives a taste of the beach loft experience. 

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What to do at Watergate Bay

A selection of things to do at Watergate Bay including walking routes, cycling, family-friendly activities, where to eat, surf and wild swim. 

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Eat Recipes

Umami mushrooms

Large field mushrooms, strips of cavolo nero, fresh sourdough and an umami dressing with ginger, garlic and grape molasses. Order for breakfast in the Beach Hut, or find the recipe below.

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Umami Mushrooms Beach Hut Breakfast
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Virtual Zoom backgrounds

If you can't be here right now, we've gathered a few downloadable images from Watergate Bay to breathe some sea air into your working day. Apply them to your next Zoom call, add them to your home screen, print them out. 

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Why holidays matter

Making memories, thinking time and learning new skills. We’re passionate that holidays and travel can be a positive force. We explore what holidays mean to us, and why it’s important for us all to be able to start exploring again.

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Our new beach lofts

Stay closer to the water than ever before with our brand new beach lofts. Each one is unique. Sliding floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean, relaxed seating areas, fires and private access straight onto the beach.

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Emily Scott Food

Following the success of her summer pop-up, chef, Emily Scott is back. opening a permanent restaurant overlooking the beach. Serve up the same less-is-more ethos with 'no fuss or faff'. Included in Taste of the Bay from April.

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