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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!

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03 September 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.

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Breaststroke is the best stroke – guest blog by Salim Ahmed

Breaststroke has been getting a bad press for years. But, professional swim coach Salim says it’s time to embrace the underdog.

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Gardens and 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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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