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Wave pictures - An interview with Sean Pertwee

25 years after the release of the British surfing classic Blue Juice, we caught up with actor Sean Pertwee about his breakthrough role as a Cornish surfer – talking big waves, learning to surf like a pro, why he’s still in love with Cornwall more than a quarter of a century later, and how it felt to see the film projected on a big screen at Watergate Bay.

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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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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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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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Guest blog - London Girls Surf Club

Founder of London Girls Surf Club, Kylie Griffiths visited us with her husband during her pregnancy before giving birth to baby Harley. Find out what made Watergate Bay Hotel the perfect babymoon break.

Heidi Fitzpatrick Heidi Fitzpatrick
23 July 2018
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Guest blog - The Savvy Mummy

Blogger and mum to Savannah, Hanna of 'The Savvy Mummy' visited Watergate Bay for the first time, picked specifically for a girls-child-free holiday away from her busy family life. Here's what she got up to during her stay.

Heidi Fitzpatrick Heidi Fitzpatrick
26 May 2018
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Guest blog – Tigerlilly Quinn

You may remember Instagrammer and lifestyle blogger Fritha, Tigerlilly Quinn from a previous guest blog, where the Mummy of two visited without her babies. Upon leaving the bay after her first visit, Fritha couldn't resist returning, this time bringing along her family including Wilf (6) and Mabli (2).

Heidi Fitzpatrick Heidi Fitzpatrick
18 April 2018
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Guest blog – An Instagrammers dream

Travel blogger and Instagrammer Lauren, from NY to Anywhere is always on the look out for the perfect Instagram opportunity. She headed to Watergate Bay to find the most Insta-worthy spots on the north coast of Cornwall.

Heidi Fitzpatrick Heidi Fitzpatrick
09 April 2018
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A family holiday at Watergate Bay

After seeing some photos on Instagram, we asked mum Nicola to tell us about her family and their time in The Bay. Here's what she had to say.

Heidi Fitzpatrick Heidi Fitzpatrick
12 January 2018
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Guest blog – Lizzie Outside

SUP record breaker Lizzie Outside visits Watergate Bay Hotel and tries her hand at surfing. Read her story and find out how you can give it a try.

Heidi Fitzpatrick Heidi Fitzpatrick
15 December 2017
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