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Things to do in Cornwall

Step from the hotel straight onto the coastal path, hire a bike and explore some incredible landscapes. Walks through forgotten gardens and stepping stones for giants, there's plenty to do around Watergate and further afield. 

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Look up!

The long nights ahead are perfect for star and planet gazing, and you don’t (always) have to stay up so late. What might you see staring up into the darkness in the next month or two?

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Shooting stars

Aaron Jenkin makes his living from long nights gazing at the stars. He tells us about everything from adjusting your eyes to the darkness, to the elation of watching the Milky Way reflected in the water…

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5 minutes with: Marina Huxley

Our Pilates instructor Marina talks staying in touch – with ourselves, our bodies, and nature – and the unexpected positives that have come out of the pandemic.

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Any way the wind blows

Invisible, changeable and unconquerable, the wind is a mighty force. It can destroy, but also offers immense power – for energy, freedom, and even food.

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Natural talent - Hannah Bailey, illustrator

Hannah Bailey’s vibrant, textured images have graced the pages of many magazines and children’s books. She put down her pencils for a few minutes to talk looking closer, loosening up and “avoiding jelly blubbers”…

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Hannah Bailey Illustration
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Watergate Bay summer drive-in cinema

If this is the summer of drive-in cinema, what better setting for a series of cult classics than on the clifftops above Watergate Bay? 24 July to 6 September 2020

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Introducing Emily Scott Food

Emily Scott Food first appeared in the Bay as a pop-up restaurant in July 2020. Emily will now become a permanent fixture at the Bay, taking over the space previously home to Watchful Mary. We asked Emily to introduce herself and share the ethos behind her food, and to give a taste of the ‘hyper-local’ treats you can expect…

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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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