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The alternative guide to swimming in Cornwall

Our county is home to some great alternative bathing spots. The team at Watergate Bay got together to share their favourites to swim in or reflect upon.

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
19 April 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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Warm water vs cold water surfing #GetfitWGB

Extreme Academy sponsored surfer Harry Timson and Gul rider Mark Harris tell us how it is - and being local cold water surfers, they should know.

Carl Coombes Carl Coombes
29 January 2015
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Get fit in 2015: swimming #getfitWGB

Planning on getting fit post-Christmas? Our Swim Clinic instructor, Salim, tells us how swimming can improve your overall fitness and well being.

Virginia Taylor
29 December 2014
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10 things to do in Cornwall this Christmas

Watergate Bay's top ten things to do during the Christmas season in Cornwall - it really is the most wonderful time of the year!

Sam Crosby Sam Crosby
01 December 2014
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The Shop on the Beach - Winter stock now in

Winter is one of the best times to visit Watergate Bay - just make sure you wrap up warm. The Shop on the Beach's new winter range is a must.

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18 November 2014
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Top ten tips for a beginner kitesurfer

Kitesurfing is a form of kite boarding that's specific to wave riding. It's the ultimate connection between wind and waves.

Carl Coombes Carl Coombes
10 September 2014
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SUP - Stand Up Paddle Boarding

SUP - Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Carl Coombes Carl Coombes
06 September 2014
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