English National Surfing Champs

English National Surfing Champs

Bring on the waves and the action. The UK’s top surfers will gather at Watergate Bay on the Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 2 to Monday 4 May to compete for national titles.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, Extreme Academy, What's on and tagged , , on April 4, 2016


Go by bike, Go ByCycle

Go by bike, Go ByCycle

Swap your board for a bike and feel the wind in your hair exploring Cornwall by bike. Go Bycycle, who deliver bikes to your door, share their favourite routes for all abilities.

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This entry was posted in Active breaks, Explore Cornwall and tagged , , , on March 31, 2016


Surfaced Pro surf competition

Surfaced Pro surf competition

We were asked to host a new event promoting gender equality in surfing – the first UK surf event to award equal prize money of £2,000 to both men and women riders. We said yes.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, Extreme Academy, What's on and tagged , , , on March 22, 2016


Legend of the Bay 2016

Legend of the Bay 2016

The UK’s best stand-up paddle boarders (SUP) & kitesurfers return to Watergate Bay on 1-2 April for one big weekend of high-adrenaline watersports.

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Life on the road – a travel diary

Life on the road – a travel diary

When Hayley’s not working in the hotel’s Living Space, she’s busy photo-documenting her travels for her 9,000 Instagram followers.

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This entry was posted in Arts and creative, Meet the team and tagged , , on March 15, 2016


To France, and our new Champagne house

To France, and our new Champagne house

Some of the team recently flew to the capital of France’s Champagne region for a behind-the-scenes tour of Champagne Jacquart, the hotel’s new and exclusive Champagne house.

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This entry was posted in Food and drink, Meet the team and tagged , , on March 10, 2016


Penguin’s 2016 reading list

Penguin’s 2016 reading list

Discover your next great read. From a riveting biography to a long-awaited memoir, our reading list for 2016 – put together with help from our friends at Penguin – has it all.

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This entry was posted in WGB Magazine and tagged , , on March 3, 2016


WGB Magazine: The fifth taste – a guide to Cornish seaweed

WGB Magazine: The fifth taste – a guide to Cornish seaweed

Wild seaweed has been harvested along the coastline of the British Isles for centuries, but only now are its health and culinary benefits truly being appreciated. The second installment from our new-look WGB Magazine, written by Kate O’Brien.

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This entry was posted in Food and drink, WGB Magazine and tagged , on February 9, 2016


Breaststroke is the best stroke – guest blog by Salim Ahmed

Breaststroke is the best stroke – guest blog by Salim Ahmed

As we gear up for our first breaststroke swim clinic to be held on 6-8 May 2016, professional swim coach Salim tells us why it’s time to embrace the underdog.

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This entry was posted in Active breaks, Swim Club and tagged , on February 2, 2016


WGB Magazine: Out in the cold

WGB Magazine: Out in the cold

The air temperature is six degrees Celsius, the water is nine, and the surf is firing. Simple maths suggests you’re better off joining them in the water than standing on the shore watching. So who’s really mad? And what, ultimately, drives cold-water surfers to take the plunge?

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