Espresso martini

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Two shots of naughty makes something extremely nice! This is certainly the case with our espresso martini (espresso-tini). They’re a favourite in the Living Space bar and make an appearance on the cocktail menu in autumn, although we will always make one on request. Our bartender describes it as the posh red bull and vodka, […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Living Space, Recipes and tagged , , , on August 7, 2013


Sandball at Watergate Bay: tournament review

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On July 27th Newquay Handball Club hosted Cornwall’s first ever handball, or Sandball, tournament at Watergate Bay and what a day it was. Four teams competed to become Sandball champions! Each stage of the tournament proved to be hard fought, with each team giving it their all until the very last minute to move onto […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on August 6, 2013


Top ten Cornish beaches to watch the sunset

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The hour before the sun finally dips below the horizon is a magical time, especially in Cornwall. Hues of gold, orange, purple and red fill the sky and there is no better place to watch the sunset than from a beach. Bury down in the sand, let the sea lap at the shore and allow […]

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Out & about, Photos and tagged , , , , on August 5, 2013


Barbecue at Watergate Bay

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You know it’s summer when the barbecue’s come out. At Watergate Bay we have seen families and friends all tucking into feasts of sausages, burgers and seafood cooked on the barbie and enjoyed by the sea, but there is no reason why you can’t pull on a pullover and barbecue through the autumn as well. […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, In the bay, Recipes and tagged , , , , on August 2, 2013


Hand planing with Extreme Academy

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Hand planing – a turbo-charged version of bodysurfing Hand planing is a means of bodysurfing; using the small plane to lift yourself in the water and ride the waves to the shore line. It’s an easy sport to learn but can take years of practice to become a master and perform some of the more […]

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on August 1, 2013


Strawberry cheesecake in a jar

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Serves 4 – 6 Ingredients 200g digestive biscuits 100g melted butter 1tbs golden syrup 500g mascarpone 200ml whipping cream 1 tsp vanilla extract/ ½ pod of vanilla seeds Zest and juice of ½ lemon 150g icing sugar Punnet of strawberries Mint leaves Method Whizz the digestive biscuits in a food processor. Add the melted butter and […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Living Space, Recipes and tagged , , on July 31, 2013


Interior style

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We are often asked about the decor at Watergate Bay Hotel; where our furnishings are sourced, who designed the interiors and where can I get one of those? So here we go. Household is a design consultancy specialising in leisure interiors. They are brilliant at matching places with spaces, so were the perfect choice when […]

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This entry was posted in Flotsam & Jetsam and tagged , on July 30, 2013


In season – August

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This is the second in our new series of seasonal produce and we’ve noticed that it isn’t that much different to July – the summer harvest is still here! There’s lots of different fruit and vegetables to choose from. So get out and try a few before the evenings start to draw in. This is […]

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This entry was posted in Eat and tagged , , , , on July 29, 2013


Top five Cornish food bloggers

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It’s no secret that we love food at Watergate Bay, we take pride in the food served in our hotel restaurants, the Living Space and Dining Room, and at The Beach Hut, and support local suppliers throughout. We especially enjoy sharing our recipes with you as do our five favourite foodie bloggers from Cornwall. Each […]

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This entry was posted in Eat and tagged , , , on July 24, 2013


Lobster Friday’s

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Thank lobster it’s Friday! Each Friday at Watergate Bay Hotel is known as Lobster Friday. We serve a dish of half a lobster in garlic butter and chips with basil aioli, and trust us its delicious. The Lobster is locally caught off the Cape of Cornwall, by Lee Carter, on the same day that we […]

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