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Breaststroke is the best stroke – guest blog by Salim Ahmed

Breaststroke has been getting a bad press for years. But, professional swim coach Salim says it’s time to embrace the underdog.

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Gardens and historical places in Cornwall

From the birthplace of King Arthur to Henry VIII’s chain of formidable fortresses, Cornwall is full of historical landmarks. These are our favourites.

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The kitesurfing test - Gul's Code Zero wetsuit

Extreme Academy manager Carl jumped at the chance to test Gul's new hybrid wet/dry suit. He puts it through its paces while kitesurfing at Watergate Bay.

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The Living Space apple strudel mule

The traditional apple strudel is a winter winner. Now imagine the apple & cinnamon strudel flavours in a cocktail, available from Living Space.

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Meet the team - Hannah

Hannah moved to Cornwall for the boyfriend & the beach. Now she works at The Living Space and lives just around the corner from Watergate Bay, shes sorted.

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Winter berry Martini, from The Beach Hut

Look to The Beach Hut's comforting (yet refreshing) Martini cocktail to keep you cosy through the cold months.

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How to find the right wetsuit

Wetsuits are an essential piece of kit for getting in the sea, making being cold in the water a thing of the past. Here's Watergate Bay team's top tips.

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The King's Troop visit Watergate Bay

This morning we enjoyed a surprise visit from The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery gunners, who came to exercise their horses on the beach.

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Fried squid with Asian pesto

Squid doesn't only mean calamari. Executive chef Neil Haydock gives this versatile and sustainable ingredient an Asian makeover.

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Becky Bettesworth prints

You might not know it, but we have a strong railway heritage at Watergate Bay. That's why Becky's vintage-railway style Watergate Bay poster got us excited.

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