Liberator crews like ‘Muck’s Mauler’ were tasked to watch out for, and sink, German submarines or U-boats which were a threat to Britain’s food and war material supplies being shipped to Cornwall.
At the time a then 14 year old Douglas Knight cycled to Watergate Bay and witnessed the wreck of the U.S Liberator.
History of the hotel
Watergate Bay Hotel's history stretches back to 1900. It's been through some radical changes since.
Find the plaque
Walk south along the beach and see if you can find the memorial plaque on the cliffs.
Book to stay
Explore the history of the hotel yourself when you book to stay with us.
WW2 bomb was destroyed Watergate Bay with a controlled explosion.
Round-up: Arts on the Beach
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Arts on the beach
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Line up for Arts on the Beach
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Meet Eko's creator, Johnny Autin
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