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Light and Time

Intrigued by ideas of how sight translates into emotion, we asked two photographers – one working in black and white, Jon Denham, and the other in colour, Sophie Davidson – to explore the evocative power of photography, by documenting people who work and play where the land meets the sea at Watergate Bay.

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
06 February 2020
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Warrior of the Surf

Standing at 15ft tall, the giant Warrior of the Surf is the latest addition to the Bay. Created by local sculptor Richard Austin, the Warrior, inspired by the ocean and it's surfers, will watch over the waves at Watergate Bay for many years to come. #warriorofthesurf

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
05 February 2020
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Outdoor fitness at Watergate Bay

Incessant emails, an overflowing to do list, relentless rushing, constant fatigue, a fleeting mind; is the treadmill of modern life taking its toll? If you feel a desire to breathe, restore, move, be inspired, escape or simply press the pause button on this relentless ‘on call’ lifestyle then an active break at the beach might be just what the doctor ordered!

Virginia Taylor
01 February 2020
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16 reasons to use a sauna

The latest addition to the Swim Club terrace is a Finnish sea-view sauna. And we think it must have one of the best sauna views in the world. Here's 16 reasons to tale some time to relax in the sauna with a view of the beach.

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
09 January 2020
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Discover Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay has everything you need for a beach holiday. Whether you’re a family looking to get in the surf, or someone wanting to escape and recharge, Watergate Bay has something for everyone to discover, even the dog.

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
01 January 2020
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The Fifteen Cornwall story

Fifteen Cornwall’s story began when Jamie Oliver launched Fifteen in London and filled the kitchen with young people in need of a second chance.

JudiBlakeburn©DavidGriffen.jpg Judi Blakeburn
31 December 2019
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Beach Hut bircher recipe

A firm favourite in the bay is our homemade bircher with fruit compote and toasted seeds. We can bring the bircher recipe to you, but we can't bring the beach.

Neil Haydock Neil Haydock
31 December 2019
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Sloe Gin Spritz

A firm staple of Britain, sloe gin and the sloe gin spritz has featured in cocktail bars for centuries. Now with a Cornish twist with honey sloe gin from The Wrecking Coast Distillery.

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Atlantic Christmas Pudding Cocktail

Atlantic Christmas pudding gin is paired with delicate ginger ale, for a warming festive infusion.

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Allergy Badge Watergate Bay

When a child has allergies, it can be hard to find a holiday that suits everyone. Allergy Badge recently visited Watergate Bay, here is an account of their stay.

Heidi Fitzpatrick Heidi Fitzpatrick
09 December 2019
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