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Stories from the Bay

Watergate Bay Hotel is so close to the sea you can watch the surfers from the pool. It’s about the balance in life: getting among the elements, eating and drinking well, having a good time with family and friends.

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Meet: Artist Natalie Day
Apr 21 - 25

Meet: Artist Natalie Day

Meet artist Natalie Day as we chat story, natural pigments, Earth Day and her upcoming residency from 21-25 April.

Meet artist Natalie Day as we chat story, natural pigments, Earth Day and her upcoming...

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Listen to our musician in residence: Joe Kirby

Musician in Residence: Joe Kirby

Listen to Joe Kirby's piece of music composed during his residency at Watergate Bay in November 2023.

Listen to Joe Kirby's piece of music composed during his residency at Watergate Bay in...

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Becca Hall in The Living Space of the hotel

Artist in residence: Reflections with Becca Hall

Find out about Becca's residency at Watergate Bay and learn how to draw your own dogs at home with her video tutorial.

Find out about Becca's residency at Watergate Bay and learn how to draw your own...

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Joe Kirby sitting at his piano

Meet: Pianist Joe Kirby

Our first musician in residence kicked off between 16 - 19 November. We caught up with pianist, Joe Kirby ahead of his musical residency.

Our first musician in residence kicked off between 16 - 19 November. We caught up...

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Artist in residence: Jethro Jackson

Artist in residence: Jethro Jackson

“Each time the tide comes in, it’s like a clean slate. But the memories live on.” The abstract artist talks capturing the energy of Watergate, from kitesurfers to footsteps in the sand.

“Each time the tide comes in, it’s like a clean slate. But the memories live...

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Image of artist Nina Brooke with her artwork displayed behind her

Artist in residence: Nina Brooke

Local seascape artist Nina Brooke took up residency at Watergate Bay in September, sketching and painting in various spaces around the hotel and on the beach.

Local seascape artist Nina Brooke took up residency at Watergate Bay in September, sketching and...

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Meet: Illustrator Becca Hall

Meet illustrator Becca Hall as we chat story, coastal colour palettes, drink and draw workshops and her residency.

Meet illustrator Becca Hall as we chat story, coastal colour palettes, drink and draw workshops...

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Meet: Abstract artist Jethro Jackson

Watch and meet: Jethro Jackson, local contemporary sea-scape artist Jethro Jackson, our second artist in residence at Watergate Bay.

Watch and meet: Jethro Jackson, local contemporary sea-scape artist Jethro Jackson, our second artist in...

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Watergate Bay on Film

On a blustery September evening 500 people came to Watergate Bay to watch the first ever polo match to be played on a beach in the UK. Ten years on it became firmly established in the Cornwall event calendar drawing crowds of over 10,000.

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A surfer rides a wave

Events calendar

On a blustery September evening 500 people came to Watergate Bay to watch the first ever polo match to be played on a beach in the UK. Ten years on it became firmly established in the Cornwall event calendar drawing crowds of over 10,000.

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Polo on the Beach

Polo on the Beach was always designed to break down the elitist barriers associated with polo, letting as many people as possible have a taste of this dynamic, action-packed spectacle, capturing their imagination and inspiring them to try something new.

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A polo jockey chasing after the ball

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