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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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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

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.

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Ten things to do when staying at Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay is all focused around relaxing, playing, eating and socialising but there is also so much to do both close by, and further afield through Cornwall. Here is a list of our top ten things to do whilst you are staying at Watergate.

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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

Stand-up paddleboarding is the oldest form of surfing, originating in Hawaii. The sport really took off in 2005 when the first SUP competitions took place. Since then the sport has grown in popularity and gained a huge following.

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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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