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Surfaced Pro surf competition

Full results from this year's Surface Pro surf competition on 3&4 June at Watergate Bay - the first UK event awarding equal prize money.

Virginia Taylor
04 January 2018
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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.

Heidi Fitzpatrick Heidi Fitzpatrick
15 December 2017
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Twelve gins of Christmas

Here at Watergate Bay Hotel, it's no secret that we love gin. So, our Christmas gift to you is a list of our favourites, including some unique variations.

Christina Knight Christina Knight
14 December 2017
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What’s on in Cornwall in December

Getting festive is serious business in Cornwall. December is a full month’s worth of festivities, food, drink and centuries-old traditions. We've put together a list of things to do in around the county.

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
06 December 2017
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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.

Christina Knight Christina Knight
05 December 2017
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National Stand-Up Paddleboard Championships - BSUPA

Hosted by Extreme Academy, plans for this year’s British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA) Championships at Watergate Bay are well under way.

Virginia Taylor
19 November 2017
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What to do in Cornwall in winter

Wrap up warm and make the most of Cornwall's beautifully wild coastline. There's lots to do in Cornwall in the winter - here's just a few of our favourites.

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
09 November 2017
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Meet the makers: Cornish gins

Quiz some of the county’s brightest gin minds. Understand their inspirations and ingredients, get down to the technicalities, or just pat them on the back.

Christina Knight Christina Knight
07 November 2017
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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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Rip Curl Grom Search

Half of International GromSearch winners are on the World Surf Tour… who will be next one? Rip Curl’s search to find the best under-16 surfers on Europe's best waves will be hitting Newquay's shores Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August.

Carl Coombes Carl Coombes
15 August 2017
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