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What to do at Watergate Bay

A selection of things to do at Watergate Bay including walking routes, cycling, family-friendly activities, where to eat, surf and wild swim. 

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Why holidays matter

Making memories, thinking time and learning new skills. We’re passionate that holidays and travel can be a positive force. We explore what holidays mean to us, and why it’s important for us all to be able to start exploring again.

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What’s on in Cornwall in December

Wide-open spaces, endless beaches and festive events are taking place in Cornwall this December. Take a look at our top events and activities to keep you and the family entertained. 

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High as a kite

A simple pleasure that has swooped through countless centuries, nothing beats the exhilaration of watching your kite take flight.

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A clattering in the sky

Our silver-headed, bright-eyed neighbours, the jackdaws’ cries from the cliff face are a familiar sound around these parts. We spoke to local ecologist and lecturer John Blackburn to learn more about our local colony.

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A Jackdaw Perched Above The Sea Dan Murphy
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SUP spotters’ guide

The still blue waters, secluded coves and craggy outcrops along from the Bay host an ecosystem full of surprises – best spotted standing a few feet above the surface on a standup paddleboard.

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We should all be surfers

How to get surfing – a beginner’s guide to everything you need to know, from choosing a board to falling off to not ‘dropping in’… and always having fun.

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Things to do in Cornwall

Step from the hotel straight onto the coastal path, hire a bike and explore some incredible landscapes. Walks through forgotten gardens and stepping stones for giants, there's plenty to do around Watergate and further afield. 

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Look up!

The long nights ahead are perfect for star and planet gazing, and you don’t (always) have to stay up so late. What might you see staring up into the darkness in the next month or two?

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Shooting stars

Aaron Jenkin makes his living from long nights gazing at the stars. He tells us about everything from adjusting your eyes to the darkness, to the elation of watching the Milky Way reflected in the water…

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