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Oceanside Pilates – at home

If you can't get to Watergate Bay on a Pilates break join our experienced Pilates instructor, Marina Huxley, as she talks through three exercises you can try at home. Ideal for some early morning mindfulness or an after work recharge.

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Pilates Break Watergate Bay Hotel
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7 inspiring outdoor fitness videos

We've collected seven of our favourite outdoor fitness videos shot in striking wild locations. From Bali to Italy, Canada to Nicaragua, we hope you will be inspired.

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Isa Welly
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Water 101

Tristan Gooley, the Natural Navigator, picks out five things to look out for the next time you’re walking on the beach.

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Glitter Path
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Life, aquatic

Picture yourself ready to jump in... We’ve pulled together some of our favourite watery (mostly) images into a short photo story to bring our swim break experience to life…

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Sea Swimming Watergate Bay Cornwall
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What to do during your stay

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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Coast Path Walk Above Watergate Bay Hotel Feature Image
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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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Kitesurfers Watergate Bay Cornwall
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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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