Best of the blog 2015

GoPros, poetry and portabello mushroom fries – 2015 has been a fantastic year at Watergate Bay. We look back at our highlights and ask, what was yours?

Portabello mushroom fries


Portabello mushroom fries

The Living Space’s portabello mushroom fries entered our lives – and we’ve eaten them at least once a month ever since.

Harry and Mark’s winter surfing adventures


Mark Harris

Cold water never stopped us keen surfers, especially our Extreme Academy sponsored rider Harry Timson, and Gul rider Mark ‘Egor’ Harris, both local to Watergate Bay.

Fifteen Cornwall Spring Fayre



All things food took over Watergate Bay for the Fifteen Cornwall Spring Fayre, with our executive chef Neil Haydock also cooking live in the chef’s theatre.

Josh and Dom crowned Legend of the Bay 2015



The waves turned on for Legend of the Bay, with our own Josh Coombes eventually taking joint crown of the duel-discipline kitesurfing and stand-up paddle surf event.


GoPro Challenge


Mini barrels, wipeouts and… moon walking? Here’s what happened when we challenged the Extreme Academy team to film their bodyboard session out in the water at Watergate Bay for the GoPro Challenge.

Polo on the Beach 2015



Spanning three days with three polo matches, equine stunt displays and sell-out beach party – it was all about the ninth Polo on the Beach at Watergate Bay in June.

Cornwall’s retro surf scene



We meet the local groovers and shakers who are adding some soul back into Cornwall’s retro surfing scene.

Watergate Bay poem, by Jack Rooke & the Poetry Takeaway



The Poetry Takeaway is the self-proclaimed world’s first purpose built mobile poetry emporium, with a cast of ‘chefs’ whipping up fresh poems from the back of a burger van. Here’s ours.

The Kings Troop splash around in the surf



We were over the moon 12 of The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery gunners surprised us with a visit early one morning.


BSUPA National SUP Surf Championships


If you thought stand-up paddle boarding was only for calm sea conditions, think again, with the BSUPA National SUP Surf Championships held at Watergate Bay.


Apple Strudel Mule


Imagine the apple and cinnamon flavours of the strudel in a cocktail. Now being served in Living Space.


Barista of the Bay


There’s more to being a barista than someone who makes and serves coffee. That’s why we joined Origin Coffee Roasters to put five of our employees to the test in the hopes of being the crowned Barista of the Bay 2015.

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