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The Beatles at Watergate Bay

On September 13th The Beatles made their way to Newquay where they stopped off at Watergate Bay to film part of the Magical Mystery Tour .

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Mark 'Egor' Harris: English National Surfing Championships

A highlight of the UK surfing calendar will return to Watergate Bay this May when the 41st English National Surfing Championships takes place.

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Cornish Scones Recipe

Take a look at Neil Haydock’s recipe for Cornish Scones using Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream all in support of the Cornwall Food and Drink campaign #ChooseCornish.

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Top 10 tips for a beginner surfer

Watergate Bay is in North Cornwall, the perfect place to catch some waves and learn to surf with Extreme Academy, but before you start read our top tips.

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Top five things to do in Cornwall this Easter

Cornwall is full of buzz and activity during Easter. Here is a list of our top five things to do this Easter break.

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Butternut Squash, Piquillo Pepper, Feta, Rocket and Pomegranate Salad

This salad has it all; roasted spicy squash, sweet smoky peppers, salty creamy cheese, sweet and sour pomegranate, peppery rocket and crunchy toasted seeds, what more could you possibly want in a salad?

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Water’Cake Bake Off – Lisa’s Rainbow Victoria Sponge

The Water’cake’ bake competition on Facebook raising money for Comic Relief

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Sea bass with new potatoes, spinach, tomato, pancetta and brown shrimps

Head Chef, Carl Paparone, picked this dish because it uses lots of local produce including a good, sustainable Cornish fish, the wild sea bass

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The Beach Hut's marmalade brownie

Learn how to make gooey, chocolatey brownies with a flash of orange marmalade. Or come to The Beach Hut for one all washed down with a proper cup of coffee

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Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall at Watergate Bay

In May 2006 Fifteen Cornwall opened its doors for the first time to the people of Cornwall. Sadly, it closed in 2019.

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