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Stargazy Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Our festive hot chocolate with salted caramel and a hint of rum will warm you up on colder winter nights. An indulgent creamy drink with a kick.

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Stargazy Hot Chocolate
The Bay

High as a kite

A simple pleasure that has swooped through countless centuries, nothing beats the exhilaration of watching your kite take flight.

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Kitesurfers Watergate Bay Cornwall
Eat

Fast times

From chowing on a Dead Hippie in Brighton’s premier burger joint, to getting lost in a Hong Kong hawker site, we’re devouring ‘fast casual’ dining the world over – whether we know it or not. Gareth May tucks into the global food trend that’s found its way to Cornish shores.

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Living Space Food
The Bay

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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Watergate Bay Hotel Aerials (3 Of 32) DJI 0440 Pano
The Bay

A clattering in the sky

Our silver-headed, bright-eyed neighbours, the jackdaws’ cries from the cliff face are a familiar sound around these parts. We spoke to local ecologist and lecturer John Blackburn to learn more about our local colony.

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A Jackdaw Perched Above The Sea Dan Murphy
Drink

Perennial passions

When it comes to flavouring our favourite tipples, juniper berries or wormwood are just the tip of the iceberg. Drinks writer Alice Lascelles dives into the delicious world of botanical experimentation.

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Do The Bay

SUP spotters’ guide

The still blue waters, secluded coves and craggy outcrops along from the Bay host an ecosystem full of surprises – best spotted standing a few feet above the surface on a standup paddleboard.

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Sup Safari
The Bay

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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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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