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Look up!

The long nights ahead are perfect for star and planet gazing, and you don’t (always) have to stay up so late. What might you see staring up into the darkness in the next month or two?

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Shooting stars

Making the most of Cornwall’s dark skies and dramatic landscapes, West Cornwall-based photographer Aaron Jenkin makes his living from long nights gazing at the stars. After capturing this striking timelapse of Watergate Bay one night in mid-September, he took a daylight hour to tell us about everything from adjusting your eyes to the darkness, to the elation of watching the Milky Way reflected in the water…

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Natural talent - Hannah Bailey, illustrator

Hannah Bailey’s vibrant, textured images have graced the pages of many magazines and children’s books. She put down her pencils for a few minutes to talk looking closer, loosening up and “avoiding jelly blubbers”…

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SUP spotters’ guide

The still blue waters, secluded coves and craggy outcrops along from the Bay host an ecosystem full of surprises – best spotted standing a few feet above the surface on a standup paddleboard.

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Cornish rock

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

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Watergate Bay summer drive-in cinema

If this is the summer of drive-in cinema, what better setting for a series of cult classics than on the clifftops above Watergate Bay? 24 July to 6 September 2020

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A guide to our coastal tides

The tides can completely transform a landscape in a matter of hours, as vast expanses of sand are hidden beneath the waves. Find out what creates the tide and how to keep safe in them.

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Sand art at Watergate Bay

Intercity trains bursting out of tunnels, castles and a giant gorilla. Intricate spirals stretching across the sand to the sea. A giant galloping polo horse. This is sand art at Watergate Bay.

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Heading north

Join Will and former beach ranger Tim Uff for a walk along the beach. Wide open spaces, solitude, teeming with wildlife: Watergate Bay’s far north end promises rich rewards for those who make the mile trek.

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Emily Scott: A new restaurant at Watergate Bay

Emily Scott Cornwall is an exciting new pop-up restaurant at Watergate Bay, opening in the iconic Fifteen Cornwall building on 9th July. A a great spot to meet family and friends for delicious fresh food in a lively but safe and spacious environment, looking out across the beach. We asked Emily to introduce herself, share the ethos behind her food, and to give a taste of the ‘hyper-local’ treats you can expect…

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