Watergate Bay x Karl Mackie – the mobile Bay

Watergate Bay x Karl Mackie – the mobile Bay

A new collaboration with one of our favourite local photographers has captured the rising power of mobile images and the VSCO app – and transformed them into something tangible.

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This entry was posted in In the bay and tagged , , on January 6, 2016


What to do in Cornwall in the summer

What to do in Cornwall in the summer

Hold fire with that bucket and spade. We love the beach as much as everyone else, but there’s heaps going on at Watergate Bay and beyond in Cornwall during the summer. Here’s some of our favourite to-dos.

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Out & about, Things to do in and tagged on November 26, 2015


What to do in Cornwall in winter

What to do in Cornwall in winter

Wintertime in Cornwall is all about wrapping up warm making the most of our beautifully wild coastline – or hunkering down and warming back up again. Here’s our favourite things to do in Cornwall during winter.

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Out & about, Things to do in and tagged , , on October 27, 2015


What’s happening in Cornwall this October half term?

What’s happening in Cornwall this October half term?

Whether you’re staying at Watergate Bay Hotel or looking to explore our beautiful county, here’s where you’ll find us during October half term.

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Out & about, Events, What's On and tagged , , on October 15, 2015


What to pack for winter at Watergate Bay

What to pack for winter at Watergate Bay

Come prepared and make the most of Watergate Bay with our what to pack for winter list, as curated by our team.

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This entry was posted in In the bay and tagged , , on October 10, 2015


The King’s Troop visit Watergate Bay

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. Stabled at RAF St Mawgan the horses have come from their usual home at Woolwich, London to concentrate on some specific horse and rider training.

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Best of 2015 and tagged , on September 10, 2015


Bob Dawson – coastal sculptor

Bob Dawson – coastal sculptor

Bob Dawson draws inspiration for his sculptures from the marine and coastal areas of the South West. A member of the St Ives Society of Artists, you’ll find his work on display outside the hotel entrance. We find out more.

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Best of 2015 and tagged , , , on September 7, 2015


Becky Bettesworth prints

Becky Bettesworth prints

You might not know it, but we have a strong railway heritage at Watergate Bay Hotel. The railway never came, but when we heard that Becky Bettesworth had created a Watergate Bay poster in her classic railway print style, we just couldn’t resists finding out more…

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Another Place and tagged , , , on August 26, 2015


Ten things you didn’t know Shop on the Beach sold

Ten things you didn’t know Shop on the Beach sold

Yes they’ve got buckets and spades (lots of them), wetsuits and bodyboards. But in times of trouble (forgotten toothbrush, wet socks and missing swim suits) you don’t have to leave the Bay to get your essentials…

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This entry was posted in In the bay and tagged , , on August 24, 2015


Gardening tips from Cornish Garden Team

Gardening tips from Cornish Garden Team

In this second blog post, Cornish Garden Team share their top coastal gardening tips and tell us how to plant a piece of Watergate Bay at home.

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