Padstow Seafood School

Padstow Seafood School

Or how I learnt to cook like Rick Stein at his Padstow cookery school. Well, almost.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, Food and drink and tagged , , , on July 29, 2015


Cornwall’s retro surfing scene

Cornwall’s retro surfing scene

It hasn’t been hard to notice a shift in the world of surfing in recent years. Surfers are now craving a return to their counter-culture roots, shunning big-name brands for more authentic offering. And Cornwall is leading the way in adding some soul back into the surfing experience. Join us as we go on a retro tour.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, Extreme Academy and tagged , , on July 22, 2015


Super turnout for RAF military beach fitness #GetFitWGB

Super turnout for RAF military beach fitness #GetFitWGB

A troop of almost 50 people willingly volunteered to be put through their paces this Saturday at RAF St Mawgan’s popular military fitness session on the sand at Watergate Bay. Our own Extreme Academy instructor Josh Coombes, who is training to join the RAF, got stuck in too. Ten hut!

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Top reasons to start swimming again this summer #getfitWGB

Top reasons to start swimming again this summer #getfitWGB

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to fly? In these top reasons to start swimming again this summer, our Swim Clinic swim instructor Salim reminds us that water is only thicker than air…

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This entry was posted in Active breaks and tagged , , , on July 21, 2015


Reasons to visit in August

Reasons to visit in August

School’s out for summer and the sunshine should be out too. August is Cornwall’s peak month of the year and there’s lots happening. Allow us to be your guide to the best of what’s on.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, Families, What's on and tagged , , , on July 18, 2015


Meet the team – Aline

Meet the team – Aline

Brazilian Aline is one of Watergate Bay Hotel’s 67 foreign members of staff in our 250-person strong team. But as well as working in reservations, she is also helping to teach English to other colleagues in free lessons at the hotel. We chat over coffee…

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This entry was posted in Meet the team and tagged on July 14, 2015


It’s never too late to master your crawl – Swim Clinic #GetfitWGB

It’s never too late to master your crawl – Swim Clinic #GetfitWGB

After reading an article about Swim Clinic in the Telegraph newspaper last year, 78-year-old Helen Dingley decided it was now or never to take the plunge and master the front crawl.

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Get fit in 2015: Military Beach Fitness #GetfitWGB

Get fit in 2015: Military Beach Fitness #GetfitWGB

RAF St Mawgan’s popular Military Beach Fitness class returns to Watergate Bay on Saturday 18 July starting at 1030 hours. It’s like ‘drop down and give me twenty’, but far more fun and far less intimidating.

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This entry was posted in Active breaks and tagged , on July 7, 2015


Boardmasters | 5-9 August 2015

Boardmasters | 5-9 August 2015

We’re super lucky that one of Cornwall’s biggest surf and music festivals happens just up the cliff-path from us here at Watergate Bay. ‘Boardmasters’ is back across Newquay from 5- 9 August 2015.

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This entry was posted in Arts and creative, Explore Cornwall, What's on and tagged , , , , on June 17, 2015


Six reasons to stay in July

Six reasons to stay in July

There’s just too much happening around Cornwall in July to pick our top five favourite things to do. So we’ve picked our top six instead.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, What's on and tagged , , on June 11, 2015