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Any way the wind blows

Invisible, changeable and unconquerable, the wind is a mighty force. It can destroy, but also offers immense power – for energy, freedom, and even food.

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English National Surfing Championships

Surfing England returned to Watergate Bay for the 2021 Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships. Take a look at the event video and an overview of the results.
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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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Hannah Bailey Illustration

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? 16 July until 5 September 2021

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Introducing Emily Scott Food

Emily Scott Food first appeared in the Bay as a pop-up restaurant in July 2020. Emily is now become a permanent fixture, taking over the space previously home to Watchful Mary. We asked Emily to introduce herself and share the ethos behind her food, and to give a taste of the ‘hyper-local’ treats you can expect…

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What to pack for a holiday in Cornwall

It’s sometimes hard to know what to pack when you go on holiday, however, there are a few essentials that we suggest you don’t leave home without.

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Seeing green

Neptune’s wink? A sign of luck? As Summer Solstice approaches and we long for those lingering dusks watching the sun dip over the horizon, we turn our thoughts to the magnificent, fleeting and often disputed Green Flash.

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Inspiring sea life and where to find it

The Atlantic Ocean stretches out from the coast of Cornwall, covering almost a fifth of the earth’s surface and providing a home for thousands of species. But you don’t have to travel far to catch glimpses of some its most fascinating – and playful – inhabitants…

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The Tate's Colours of Cornwall

Teal blue waters with turquoise shallows beckoning from the clifftops? Sunsets shot with salmon and neon pink? Bright yellow wafts of coconut-scented gorse? Weightless grey-white morning mist? The pearlescent indigo inside a mussel shell? What colours spring to mind when you think of Cornwall?

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Surfers Against Sewage beach guide

How Surfers Against Sewage are helping us all head back to the beach the right way. Follow their guide on how to be responsible and sustainable.

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