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 Arts and creative 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 Food and drink, The Living Space 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 Explore Cornwall, Extreme Academy, Videos 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 Another Place, Arts and creative 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 Uncategorized and tagged , , on August 24, 2015


Reasons to visit in September & October

Reasons to visit in September & October

Summer may be over but Cornwall doesn’t suddenly stop. Autumn is a vibrant time to visit with plenty of happenings around the county. We’ve even had to dedicate a special foodie event blog in addition to these activities below.

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Watergate Bay poem, by Jack Rooke & the Poetry Takeaway

Watergate Bay poem, by Jack Rooke & the Poetry Takeaway

We feel extremely lucky to have stumbled across the Poetry Take Away on a trip to London recently. Here’s what creative evil-genius Jack Rooke whipped up for us as part of the world’s first mobile poetry emporium.

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Gardening tips from Cornish Garden Team

Gardening tips from Cornish Garden Team

In this second blog post, Cornish Garden Team share their top coastal gardening tips and tell us how to plant a piece of Watergate Bay at home.

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The Beach Hut: ‘So much more than it says on the tin’

The Beach Hut: ‘So much more than it says on the tin’

Personal trainer by day, budding restaurant critic by night; Zoë Jackson’s review of The Beach Hut won her a finalist spot in the Waitrose Good Food Guide restaurant critic competition. We find out more.

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This entry was posted in Food and drink, The Beach Hut and tagged , , , on August 18, 2015


Celebrate Cornish food this autumn

Celebrate Cornish food this autumn

This autumn, it’s all about food in Cornwall; our unrivaled variety of fresh seafood, fantastic producers, and world-class chefs. Look what’s happening in the coming months.

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