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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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Warrior of the Surf

Standing at 15ft tall, the giant Warrior of the Surf is the latest addition to the Bay. Created by local sculptor Richard Austin, the Warrior, inspired by the ocean and it's surfers, will watch over the waves at Watergate Bay for many years to come. #warriorofthesurf

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The best walks in Cornwall

It's no surprise that walking is one of the most popular activities in Cornwall with over 200 miles of coast path, woodlands, moors and beaches to explore.

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Outdoor fitness at Watergate Bay

Incessant emails, an overflowing to do list, relentless rushing, constant fatigue, a fleeting mind; is the treadmill of modern life taking its toll? If you feel a desire to breathe, restore, move, be inspired, escape or simply press the pause button on this relentless ‘on call’ lifestyle then an active break at the beach might be just what the doctor ordered!

Virginia Taylor
01 February 2020
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16 reasons to use a sauna

The latest addition to the Swim Club terrace is a Finnish sea-view sauna. And we think it must have one of the best sauna views in the world. Here's 16 reasons to tale some time to relax in the sauna with a view of the beach.

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Surfaced Pro surf competition

12 and 13 September. The Surfaced Pro surf competition is one of the first competition to champion the cause for gender equality in sports with both male and female participants receiving equal prize winnings – unprecedented in most sports, including surfing. 

Virginia Taylor
01 October 2019
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National Stand-Up Paddleboard Championships - BSUPA

Hosted by Extreme Academy, plans for this year’s British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA) Championships at Watergate Bay are well under way.

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The Watergate Bay Sprint

Reports from the Watergate Sprint event that took place over 18 and 19 September 2021. Spectators watched from the fields above Watergate Bay as over 100 cars raced between Newquay holiday park and the Boardmasters fields above the Bay.

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Boardmasters Festival in Cornwall

From 11 - 15 August, along the cliff path from Watergate Bay, you'll find the UK's biggest surf and music festival.

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