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Active breaks: Coastal fitness weekend

Our new coastal fitness weekend at Watergate bay is the perfect tonic for body and mind. What to expect and how to book.

Virginia Taylor
23 September 2016
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Ten best beaches in Cornwall

Cornwall is truly a county of unspoiled natural beauty, especially when it comes to its beaches, here are our pick of the top ten!

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
03 September 2016
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Beach fitness – meet the equipment

Every Saturday at 10am or 2pm (tide dependent) you might be surprised to find our weird and wonderful beach fit equipment lining the sand, followed by Pete our fitness instructor putting a red-faced – but smiling – group through their paces.

Virginia Taylor
12 June 2016
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Go by bike, Go ByCycle

Swap your board for two wheels and explore Cornwall by bike. Go Bycycle, who deliver bikes to your door, share their favourite routes for all abilities.

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
31 March 2016
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Breaststroke is the best stroke – guest blog by Salim Ahmed

As we gear up for our first breaststroke swim clinic to be held on 6-8 May 2016, professional swim coach Salim tells us why it's time to embrace the underdog.

Virginia Taylor
02 February 2016
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Our favourite historical places in Cornwall

From the birthplace of King Arthur to Henry VIII’s chain of formidable fortresses, Cornwall is full of historical landmarks. These are our favourites.

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
12 January 2016
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The kitesurfing test - Gul's Code Zero wetsuit

Extreme Academy manager Carl jumped at the chance to test Gul's new hybrid wet/dry suit. He puts it through its paces while kitesurfing at Watergate Bay.

Carl Coombes Carl Coombes
01 December 2015
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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.

Carl Coombes Carl Coombes
01 October 2015
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The King's Troop visit Watergate Bay

This morning we enjoyed a surprise visit from The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery gunners, who came to exercise their horses on the beach.

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10 September 2015
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Becky Bettesworth prints

You might not know it, but we have a strong railway heritage at Watergate Bay. That's why Becky's vintage-railway style Watergate Bay poster got us excited.

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
26 August 2015
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