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If you can't be here right now, we've gathered a few downloadable images from Watergate Bay to breathe some sea air into your working day. Apply them to your next Zoom call, add them to your home screen, print them out. 

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Cornish rock

From Cornwall’s beginnings south of the equator to gazing at Watergate’s cliffs award-winning author Philip Marsden shares a glimpse of geology beneath the surface of Cornwall.

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Overlooking Watergate Bay Jose Llamas
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High as a kite

A simple pleasure that has swooped through countless centuries, nothing beats the exhilaration of watching your kite take flight.

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A guide to our coastal tides

The tides can completely transform a landscape in a matter of hours, as vast expanses of sand are hidden beneath the waves. Find out what creates the tide and how to keep safe in them.

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A clattering in the sky

Our silver-headed, bright-eyed neighbours, the jackdaws’ cries from the cliff face are a familiar sound around these parts. We spoke to local ecologist and lecturer John Blackburn to learn more about our local colony.

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A Jackdaw Perched Above The Sea Dan Murphy
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SUP spotters’ guide

The still blue waters, secluded coves and craggy outcrops along from the Bay host an ecosystem full of surprises – best spotted standing a few feet above the surface on a standup paddleboard.

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Sand art at Watergate Bay

Intercity trains bursting out of tunnels, castles and a giant gorilla. Intricate spirals stretching across the sand to the sea. A giant galloping polo horse. This is sand art at Watergate Bay.

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Heading north

Join Will and former beach ranger Tim Uff for a walk along the beach. Wide open spaces, solitude, teeming with wildlife: Watergate Bay’s far north end promises rich rewards for those who make the mile trek.

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We should all be surfers

How to get surfing – a beginner’s guide to everything you need to know, from choosing a board to falling off to not ‘dropping in’… and always having fun.

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Seeing green

Neptune’s wink? A sign of luck? As Summer Solstice approaches and we long for those lingering dusks watching the sun dip over the horizon, we turn our thoughts to the magnificent, fleeting and often disputed Green Flash.

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