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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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Real Cornwall, by boat

Yes Cornwall's beaches are some of the best in the world. But cruise along our rivers, creeks and estuaries by boat and you’ll discover the Real Cornwall.

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
29 July 2015
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Cornwall's retro surfing scene

Surfers want to see some soul added back into the world of surfing. And Cornwall is leading the way. Join us as we go on a retro tour to see what's afoot.

Carl Coombes Carl Coombes
22 July 2015
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The UK’s best surf breaks

The Extreme Academy team at Watergate Bay are complete surfaholics, so who best to ask for their favourite UK surf breaks? Here's their pick.

Carl Coombes Carl Coombes
25 March 2015
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Why Watergate for surfing?

A centre stop on the UK Pro Surf Tour, a beach that works on most tides and most importantly – warm showers. Here’s why Watergate Bay rocks for surfing.

Carl Coombes Carl Coombes
14 March 2015
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ParkRun UK: Lanhydrock 5km #GetfitWGB

Quickly becoming a weekend institution with runners all over the country, the nearest run to Watergate Bay is set in the Lanhydrock National Trust estate.

Heidi Fitzpatrick Heidi Fitzpatrick
30 January 2015
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