Padstow: our peaceful fishing port neighbour

Padstow: our peaceful fishing port neighbour

Only six miles north of Watergate Bay you will stumble across the quintessential Cornish fishing port of Padstow, famously popularised by Rick Stein. Padstow features in our latest three night getaway – Seafood breaks – so you could combine a visit with a break at Watergate Bay. Stay at the hotel and eat one evening in […]

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This entry was posted in Out & about and tagged , , , , on July 16, 2013


Sunset SUP

Sunset SUP

Stand-up paddlesurf is the oldest form of surfing and the lastest craze to hit our shores. Paddles are used to propel the board on flat water as well as to turn and control the board when riding waves.This week we are taking advantage of the flat, still waters and running sunset SUP lessons with the […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , on July 15, 2013


Taste of the Bay

Taste of the Bay

Taste of the Bay is a three night getaway for those who appreciate the good things in life – a chance for lovers of great food and fresh air to experience three of Cornwall’s best restaurants in one of its most exhilarating locations. Three nights B&B Dinner one night in the hotel’s restaurant. Lunch one […]

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This entry was posted in In the bay and tagged , , on July 12, 2013


Sandball at Watergate Bay 27th July

Sandball at Watergate Bay 27th July

Beach handball, or Sandball, is a fast paced, small sided game that rewards showboating. Showboating? Yep, if a team scores a goal that is deemed to be impressive or extravagant, then they win two points instead of one. The same goes if the goalkeeper scores. The team handball game of today was formed by the […]

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This entry was posted in Events, In the bay and tagged , , , on July 11, 2013


Summer seafood recipes

Summer seafood recipes

At Watergate Bay Hotel we can trace all our fish back to the fisherman, which is really important to our chefs. Like any ingredient, fish is seasonal and we always look to our local fisherman first. Being so close to the ocean, seafood plays a big part in our menus in all our restaurants especially […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Recipes and tagged , , , on July 10, 2013


SALT Dance Festival 13/7/13 – 7/8/13

SALT  Dance Festival 13/7/13 – 7/8/13

One of the best things about visiting Cornwall is the variety of things there are to see and do. SALT 2013 is a festival of landscape and dance created to celebrate our county. Whether you are a dance expert or someone who has never seen a dance performance, we think that SALT will offer something […]

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This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , on July 9, 2013


Pimms o’clock

Pimms o’clock

Nothing beats a glass of Pimms on a summer’s day…except maybe a jug of Pimms on a summer’s day. Here is our Pimms Cup recipe from The Living Space, with a little Watergate twist; instead of lemonade we mix ours with ginger ale. Pimms cup Serves One Ingredients 70ml Pimms No1 2 strawberries 3 slices of […]

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This entry was posted in Living Space, Recipes and tagged , , , , on July 5, 2013


Our guide to rockpooling

Our guide to rockpooling

Everybody loves rockpooling don’t they? Well we certainly do! So we have found the five best beaches in Cornwall to discover and learn about local marine life whilst having loads of fun! Treyarnon Bay near Padstow Recommended by almost everyone with a passion for rockpooling. At low tide Treyarnon Bay reveals huge rock pools abundant […]

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This entry was posted in Out & about and tagged , , , on July 3, 2013


Flushed away

Flushed away

We take sustainability and our environmental impact very seriously at Watergate Bay Hotel. It’s part of every decision we make. We are committed to helping to create a viable economy year round throughout Cornwall and are always looking to improve and invest in a sustainable future. Find out more about our sustainability programme. We have already […]

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This entry was posted in Flotsam & Jetsam and tagged , on July 2, 2013


Ultra Trail post event round up

Ultra Trail post event round up

Just over a week ago the last runner crossed the finish line at Watergate Bay after enduring a challenging 100 mile non-stop race. Ultra Trail South West is an annual event and the highlight of the British ultra running calendar attracting runners from around the globe. Each year UTSW course changes to incorporate a different […]

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