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Colours of Watergate

​Inspired by G.F Smith's search for the world's favourite colour and Maia Walczak's wonder at the natural world, we invited Falmouth-based photographer Rhona McDade to capture the colours of the rainbow through a distinctly Watergate lens.

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The best colour in the world

Find out how G.F Smith found the best colour in the world. The largest colour study to date where more than 25,500 people took part from all over the world.

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Download our colouring by Maia Walczak

Colour in one of Maia Walczak's distinctive creations and be in with a chance to win a stay at Watergate Bay Hotel. There are three to choose from.

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An artist's motivation

Fine art photographer Emma Solley captured this beautiful imagewhile visiting Watergate Bay last year. Find out what motivates her to capture these emotional moments.

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Artist Maia Walczak

Find out more about Newquay-based Maia Walczak Artist, author and award-winning children's book illustrator, you may have seen her distinctive line drawings and vibrant, natural hues radiating from the pages of the Watergate Bay 2020 magazine.

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Guest blog - Mark Kermode's films

The Observer’s chief film critic, Mark Kermode, celebrates the films in which Cornish scenery has starred. Read on for the good, the bad and the weird.

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Watergate Bay playlist

Did you know that Watergate Bay Hotel posts different playlists on Spotify? Follow us on watergatebaymusic and hear the sound of the Bay.

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Ten reasons to choose Watergate Bay for your family holiday

Victoria Kennedy from Bridges and Balloons picks her 10 reasons why Watergate Bay hotel is the best family holiday in Cornwall.

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Good Vibrations

From the arctic ice of Norway to the humble rock pool, the sounds of the ocean are endlessly fascinating – if you have the right guide. We join Chris Watson, long-time Sir David Attenborough collaborator, on the hunt for one of his favourite sounds of all.

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01 March 2020
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Light and Time

Intrigued by ideas of how sight translates into emotion, we asked two photographers – one working in black and white, Jon Denham, and the other in colour, Sophie Davidson – to explore the evocative power of photography, by documenting people who work and play where the land meets the sea at Watergate Bay.

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06 February 2020
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