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The fifth taste - a guide to Cornish seaweed

Wild seaweed has been harvested along the British coastline for centuries, but only now are its health and culinary benefits truly being appreciated. Our guide.

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
09 February 2016
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Breaststroke is the best stroke – guest blog by Salim Ahmed

As we gear up for our first breaststroke swim clinic to be held on 6-8 May 2016, professional swim coach Salim tells us why it's time to embrace the underdog.

Virginia Taylor
02 February 2016
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Our favourite historical places in Cornwall

From the birthplace of King Arthur to Henry VIII’s chain of formidable fortresses, Cornwall is full of historical landmarks. These are our favourites.

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
12 January 2016
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The kitesurfing test - Gul's Code Zero wetsuit

Extreme Academy manager Carl jumped at the chance to test Gul's new hybrid wet/dry suit. He puts it through its paces while kitesurfing at Watergate Bay.

Carl Coombes Carl Coombes
01 December 2015
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The Living Space apple strudel mule

The traditional apple strudel is a winter winner. Now imagine the apple & cinnamon strudel flavours in a cocktail, available from Living Space.

Christina Knight Christina Knight
30 November 2015
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Winter berry Martini, from The Beach Hut

Look to The Beach Hut's comforting (yet refreshing) Martini cocktail to keep you cosy through the cold months.

Christina Knight Christina Knight
16 October 2015
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How to find the right wetsuit

Wetsuits are an essential piece of kit for getting in the sea, making being cold in the water a thing of the past. Here's Watergate Bay team's top tips.

Carl Coombes Carl Coombes
01 October 2015
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The King's Troop visit Watergate Bay

This morning we enjoyed a surprise visit from The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery gunners, who came to exercise their horses on the beach.

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10 September 2015
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Fried squid with Asian pesto

Squid doesn't only mean calamari. Executive chef Neil Haydock gives this versatile and sustainable ingredient an Asian makeover.

Neil Haydock Neil Haydock
08 September 2015
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Becky Bettesworth prints

You might not know it, but we have a strong railway heritage at Watergate Bay. That's why Becky's vintage-railway style Watergate Bay poster got us excited.

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
26 August 2015
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