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Stories from the Bay and beyond


A family holiday at Watergate Bay

After seeing some photos on Instagram, we asked mum Nicola to tell us about her family and their time in The Bay. Here's what she had to say.

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Grilled 'Reuben'

The origin of this iconic New York sandwich loaded with pastrami & swiss cheese is hotly disputed. Here's our take served at The Living Space.

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Guest blog – Lizzie Outside

SUP record breaker Lizzie Outside visits Watergate Bay Hotel and tries her hand at surfing. Read her story and find out how you can give it a try.

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The Seven Stones gin cocktail

This Living Space cocktail is a refreshing combination of clotted cream gin, orange and cinnamon. Here's the recipe to make it yourself at home.

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Reasons to visit Cornwall in November

From food festivals here at Watergate Bay to the St Petersburg Classic Ballet & torch light processions; Cornwall is getting festive in November.

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
15 October 2017
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English Martini cocktail

Zacry’s at Watergate Bay is celebrating the coming of summer with this special elderflower gin-based cocktail. Watch out for the high-alcohol count.

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Guest blog – Instagrammer Tigerlilly Quinn

Instagrammer and lifestyle blogger Fritha from Tigerlilly Quinn made her first break away from her babies a Watergate Bay one. Find out why and watch what she got up to.

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Guest blog – Roger Black

Former 400-metre champion Roger Black, his friends and family gather at the Watergate Bay every year. Find out why they choose to come back when the beach is quieter.

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Guest blog – Taste of the Bay

Rebecca McMillan and Karl Maguire are a couple who own and run Wildflower Illustration Co, a small stationery studio in Cheltenham. They fell in love with Watergate Bay when they visited with Rebecca’s parents. Earlier this year they returned for ‘Taste of the Bay’.

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Tarquin's gin masterclass

On Wednesday 17 May, Tarquin's gin will be taking over the Fifteen Cornwall bar for a pre-dinner cocktail master class.

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