Henry Swanzy furniture

Henry Swanzy furniture

In a world of globally out-sourced, production-line manufacture, Henry Swanzy’s handcrafted furniture (seen in the hotel’s lobby) does something a little bit different. We meet the maker and the thinking behind his pieces.

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Out & about, Best of 2015 and tagged , , , on August 10, 2015


Watergate Bay in bloom

Watergate Bay in bloom

Keeping the plants around the hotel looking their best in extreme coastal conditions isn’t easy, but Cornish Garden Team has helped us overcome the challenge. In this first of two blog posts, they set the scene and talk us through some of the plants you’ll spot around the hotel.

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Summer picks from Shop on the Beach

Summer picks from Shop on the Beach

Shop on the Beach – on the slipway down to Watergate Bay – has got the warmer months all covered. Here’s our top picks from the new summer range.

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This entry was posted in Uncategorized, In the bay and tagged , , on May 25, 2015


Josh and Dom crowned Legends

Josh and Dom crowned Legends

All hail our very own Josh Coombes from Extreme Academy, as he takes joint title of Legend of the Bay 2015 alongside reigning champ Dom Moore in challenging conditions.

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , , , , on April 21, 2015


Our new uniform from Joules

Our new uniform from Joules

We’ve got together with the team at Joules to create our very own ‘surfer dude’ shirt which the team in The Living Space will be wearing this spring as their uniform.

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Best of 2015 and tagged , , , on April 13, 2015


English National Surfing Champs 2015

English National Surfing Champs 2015

Bring on the waves and the action. The UK’s top surfers will gather at Watergate Bay on the Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 2 to Monday 4 May to compete for national titles.

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Events and tagged , , on April 8, 2015


Cornwall’s best music festivals 2015

Cornwall’s best music festivals 2015

In the summer, it seems that Cornwall hosts a different festival almost every weekend. There’s something for everyone and all tastes of music, including Boardmasters, Eden Sessions and small up-and-coming events. Which are you going to this year?

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Out & about, Events and tagged , , on April 7, 2015


Legend of the Bay 2015

Legend of the Bay 2015

On 18 & 19 April Watergate Bay will host the dual discipline event ‘Legend of the Bay’ where kitesurfing and Stand up paddle surfing come together in one competition. A great event for competitors and spectators, no matter what the conditions.

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Events, What's On and tagged , , , , on March 22, 2015


BBC Newsround film at The Beach Hut

BBC Newsround film at The Beach Hut

They’ve been washing up on shores around Europe, including Watergate Bay, for the last few years, but it seems the mystery of the rubber ‘Tjipter’ tablets has finally been solved. Newsround investigates…

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This entry was posted in In the bay, The Beach Hut and tagged , , , , on January 14, 2015


Donate to our Movember heroes

Donate to our Movember heroes

Have you been confronted by some rather dubious facial hair around the Bay recently? Fret not – it’s all in the name of charity. Donate to our guys here…

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Meet The Team and tagged , , , on November 24, 2014