How to find the right wetsuit

How to find the right wetsuit

Our team at the Extreme Acadmey and the lovely folks at Shop on the Beach, both located on the beach slipway, tell us everything you need to know about finding the right wetsuit – and these watermen and women should know.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , on October 1, 2015


BSUPA National Surf Championships 10-11 October 2015

BSUPA National Surf Championships  10-11 October 2015

Hosted by Extreme Academy, plans for this year’s British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA) National Surf Championships are well under way – once again being held at Watergate Bay over the weekend of 10-11 October 2015.

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on September 29, 2015


Reasons to visit Cornwall in November

Reasons to visit Cornwall in November

From the St Petersburg Classic Ballet and torch light processions, to Cornish food festivals and a Fish Pie Supper night right here at Watergate Bay; things are getting festive in Cornwall this November.

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This entry was posted in Out & about, Events, Christmas, What's On and tagged , , , , on September 28, 2015


The King’s Troop visit Watergate Bay

The King’s Troop visit Watergate Bay

This morning we enjoyed a surprise visit from The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery gunners who came to exercise their horses. Stabled at RAF St Mawgan the horses have come from their usual home at Woolwich, London to concentrate on some specific horse and rider training.

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Best of 2015 and tagged , on September 10, 2015


Deep fried squid with Asian pesto

Deep fried squid with Asian pesto

Squid doesn’t only mean calamari. Executive chef Neil Haydock gives this versatile and sustainable ingredient an Asian makeover.

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This entry was posted in Eat, Recipes, Neil Haydock, Zacry's, Favourite recipes and tagged , , , on September 8, 2015


Bob Dawson – coastal sculptor

Bob Dawson – coastal sculptor

Bob Dawson draws inspiration for his sculptures from the marine and coastal areas of the South West. A member of the St Ives Society of Artists, you’ll find his work on display outside the hotel entrance. We find out more.

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Best of 2015 and tagged , , , on September 7, 2015


Gin in the Living Space

Gin in the Living Space

It’s always gin o’clock in The Living Space. Or it has been since we started swotting up on our favourite spirit and brought in some new large gin glasses. New Living Space manager – and gin fiend, in a very good way – Andrea Polaczek tells us more.

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This entry was posted in Living Space, The Living Space, Best of 2015 and tagged , , on September 3, 2015


Rip Curl Grom Search – the search is over

Rip Curl Grom Search – the search is over

All of the right elements came together for the final UK leg of the Rip Curl Grom Search last weekend, with fun, pumping waves and sunshine – and even some reggae beats to boot. These are the next big things in UK surfing…

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This entry was posted in Events, Videos, Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on August 27, 2015


Becky Bettesworth prints

Becky Bettesworth prints

You might not know it, but we have a strong railway heritage at Watergate Bay Hotel. The railway never came, but when we heard that Becky Bettesworth had created a Watergate Bay poster in her classic railway print style, we just couldn’t resists finding out more…

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Another Place and tagged , , , on August 26, 2015


Ten things you didn’t know Shop on the Beach sold

Ten things you didn’t know Shop on the Beach sold

Yes they’ve got buckets and spades (lots of them), wetsuits and bodyboards. But in times of trouble (forgotten toothbrush, wet socks and missing swim suits) you don’t have to leave the Bay to get your essentials…

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This entry was posted in In the bay and tagged , , on August 24, 2015