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Women of Watergate Waves

Watergate has a strong female surf community and to celebrate International Women's Day, Ocean Day and Surfing Day we meet a handful of regulars in the Watergate line-up to explore the draw of this section of the north Cornwall coast.

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Yoga on the beach

As Wavehunters launch their full summer schedule of yoga and HIIT fitness classes on the beach at Watergate Bay, we caught up with yoga instructor Holly, to find out what you can expect from a class. Running through the summer most days from 8am.

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Storm bathing at Watergate Bay

Winter month invigoration. Wind, rain and stormy seas. Find out why staying in winter can give you a new perspective on a Cornish storm. Could storm bathing be your next cold shower?

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The sea, the sea!

Allison Sadler on the joy, healing and solace time by the sea gives her…
(3 minute read)

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Allison Sadler Watergate Bay Beach
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Ten benefits of being by the sea

From better sleep to boosted social bonds, discover ten science-backed benefits proximity to the ocean brings.
(6 minute read)

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The big blue

Everyone loves the beach, but there’s a growing body of evidence to suggest that it’s more than just a nice place to be - it could actually be vital for your health.
(9 minute read)

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Water 101

Tristan Gooley, the Natural Navigator, picks out five things to look out for the next time you’re walking on the beach.

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A clattering in the sky

Our silver-headed, bright-eyed neighbours, the jackdaws’ cries from the cliff face are a familiar sound around these parts. We spoke to local ecologist and lecturer John Blackburn to learn more about our local colony.

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A Jackdaw Perched Above The Sea Dan Murphy
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Think global, act local - beach cleaning

For the past four years Coast magazine’s editor-in-chief, Alex Fisher, has gathered with her readers and the Marine Conservation Society at Watergate Bay to study the impact of the modern world on our marine ecosystems. We asked her to tell us more. 

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