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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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Meteor Shower
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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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5 minutes with: Marina Huxley

Our Pilates instructor Marina talks staying in touch – with ourselves, our bodies, and nature – and the unexpected positives that have come out of the pandemic.

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Marina Huxley Pilates Teacher Watergate Bay Hotel

Any way the wind blows

Invisible, changeable and unconquerable, the wind is a mighty force. It can destroy, but also offers immense power – for energy, freedom, and even food.

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English National Surfing Championships

Surfing England returned to Watergate Bay for the 2021 Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships. Take a look at the event video and an overview of the results.
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2021 English National Surfing Championships Lila Skinner
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Inspiring sea life and where to find it

The Atlantic Ocean stretches out from the coast of Cornwall, covering almost a fifth of the earth’s surface and providing a home for thousands of species. But you don’t have to travel far to catch glimpses of some its most fascinating – and playful – inhabitants…

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The Tate's Colours of Cornwall

Teal blue waters with turquoise shallows beckoning from the clifftops? Sunsets shot with salmon and neon pink? Bright yellow wafts of coconut-scented gorse? Weightless grey-white morning mist? The pearlescent indigo inside a mussel shell? What colours spring to mind when you think of Cornwall?

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Colours Of St Ives Art Print Dorothy Tate Hero Cropped
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Surfers Against Sewage beach guide

How Surfers Against Sewage are helping us all head back to the beach the right way. Follow their guide on how to be responsible and sustainable.

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