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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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Finding your rhythm

Finding your rhythm

What rhythms and routines should we follow and which should we challenge? Here’s our guide to finding your rhythm...

What rhythms and routines should we follow and which should we challenge? Here’s our guide...

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Low tide photo of Watergate Bay by Melissa Beckford

High times at low tide

The annual battle between darkness and light, day and night, comes to a head on the spring equinox. And with it comes a celestial tug on the ocean that makes for some extra low (and high) tides.

The annual battle between darkness and light, day and night, comes to a head on...

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Curtains framing the photo with a view of a surfer walking into the sea with their surf board

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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Chris Watson with a boom mic in the desert

Good vibrations

Chris Watson, long-time Sir David Attenborough collaborator is on the hunt for one of his favourite sounds of all.

Chris Watson, long-time Sir David Attenborough collaborator is on the hunt for one of his...

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A man holding a crab at the north end of Watergate Bay

Heading north

Watergate Bay’s far north end promises rich rewards for those who make the mile trek.

Watergate Bay’s far north end promises rich rewards for those who make the mile trek.

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Jackdaw on the grass above Watergate Bay

A clattering in the sky

We spoke to local ecologist and lecturer John Blackburn to learn more about our local Jackdaw colony– from facial recognition, to high level showing off.

We spoke to local ecologist and lecturer John Blackburn to learn more about our local...

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Top 10 Walks in Cornwall

Top 10 Walks in Cornwall

It's no surprise that walking is one of the most popular activities in Cornwall with over 200 miles of coast path, woodlands, moors and beaches to explore.

It's no surprise that walking is one of the most popular activities in Cornwall with...

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A guide to our coastal tides

A guide to our coastal tides

Find out what creates the tide, how they can transform a landscape and how to keep safe in them.

Find out what creates the tide, how they can transform a landscape and how to...

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Image of Watergate Bay by Jose-Llamas

Cornish rock

From Cornwall’s beginnings south of the equator to gazing at Watergate’s cliffs, award-winning author Philip Marsden shares a glimpse beneath the surface of Cornwall.

From Cornwall’s beginnings south of the equator to gazing at Watergate’s cliffs, award-winning author Philip...

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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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