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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.

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Photo essay: A fish-eye view

Pre-pandemic, Cornish photographer Nick Pumphrey travelled the globe shooting for publications including National Geographic and the Guardian. But when Covid-19 struck, with fear sweeping the nation and cabin fever setting in, Nick started an unexpected new daily ritual.

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Surf therapy podcast with the Wave Project

An award-winning charity that enhances the lives of children and young people through community, surfing and the sea, The Wave Project was born in the swell here at Watergate Bay back in 2010.
(90 minute listen)

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The big blue

Everyone loves the beach, but there’s a growing body of evidence to suggest that it’s more than just a nice place to be - it could actually be vital for your health.
(9 minute read)

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Silent Disco Yoga

On Sunday morning, 170 people gathered on the beach for the first outdoor Yoga event this year at Watergate Bay. With everyone listening through headphones, Jen from Ocean Flow Yoga guided the session against a soundtrack of chilled tunes and ambient beats. 

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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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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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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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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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