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Swim Club reflexology

Reflexology, new to the Swim Club treatment list is a 60 minute stimulating foot massage to encourage balance, good health and relaxation.

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The face works

The Face Works is a Swim Club 75 minute facial treatment which cleanses, exfoliates, combines massage and hot and cold stones, a mask and moisturises.

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Our new GUL Waterman wetsuits

Recently we received four Waterman wetsuits from our friends at Gul to use on our on hand planing lessons, here' s why they have made such a difference.

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Cycle trails in Cornwall

Woodlands and coastal routes, traffic-free cycle routes all within a 30-minute drive. Bike hire available and various cycle trails for all abilities.

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Mark ‘Egor’ Harris

Mark Harris, a.k.a Egor was born and raised in Newquay. With the beaches as his backyard he was destined to become a true surfing gent.

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Swim Clinic round up

On the weekend of Saturday 30 November to Sunday 1 December the Watergate Bay Hotel hosted its first Swim Clinic with Swim Lab. Check out how it went.

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11 gnarly surfing facts

Find out about the longest barrel and the biggest wave ever recorded and the origin of the Hawaiian “shaka” from this infographic by Calypso Soft drinks.

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Pet sounds

To reflect its unique brand of leisure, Watergate Bay has composed not just an anthem but a playlist. Listen to and follow our Watergate Bay playlist here.

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Padstow: our peaceful fishing port neighbour

A mere ten miles North of Watergate Bay you will stumble across the quintessential fishing port of Padstow, the perfect place for a family day out.

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Our guide to rockpooling

Our guide to rockpooling in Cornwall. What is the most interesting creature you have discovered on your rockpool safaris?

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