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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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See the Owen Tozer edit

"When the tide was up, it was all we could see." Watch Owen's film and reflections on an autumn stay in the beach lofts.

"When the tide was up, it was all we could see." Watch Owen's film and...

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Meet Andy Cameron, Wavehunters founder

From expert surf tuition to Groms clubs and fitness and yoga classes on the beach, we catch up with Andy Cameron from Wavehunters

From expert surf tuition to Groms clubs and fitness and yoga classes on the beach,...

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Winnow transformed

Winner of Interior Design Masters, Banjo Beale redesigns a self-catering Beach Retreats apartment in Watergate Bay.

Winner of Interior Design Masters, Banjo Beale redesigns a self-catering Beach Retreats apartment in Watergate...

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Wave pictures - An interview with Sean Pertwee

Wave pictures - An interview with Sean Pertwee

25 years after the release of the British surfing classic Blue Juice, we caught up with actor Sean Pertwee about his breakthrough role as a Cornish surfer.

25 years after the release of the British surfing classic Blue Juice, we caught up...

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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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Mark Kermode top 10 films set in Cornwall

The Observer’s chief film critic and BBC film reviewer, Mark Kermode, celebrates the films in which Cornish scenery has starred.

The Observer’s chief film critic and BBC film reviewer, Mark Kermode, celebrates the films in...

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Seven Short Sea Films

We’ve selected seven beautiful and enlightening short films to deepen your understanding of the many benefits the sea brings.

We’ve selected seven beautiful and enlightening short films to deepen your understanding of the many...

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Warrior of the Surf

Standing at 15ft tall, the giant Warrior of the Surf is the latest addition to the Bay. Created by local sculptor Richard Austin.

Standing at 15ft tall, the giant Warrior of the Surf is the latest addition to...

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Meet: Marine litter artist Jo Atherton

Meet: Marine litter artist Jo Atherton

Jo Atherton is a local artist who uses the marine litter as her inspiration to create individual pieces of Flotsam and Jetsam art work.

Jo Atherton is a local artist who uses the marine litter as her inspiration to...

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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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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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