Seasalt takes on the Fal River Walk and Team Challenge!

posted on June 1st, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Fal River Walk

Last Sunday some adventurous members of the Seasalt team got up bright and early to take part in the Fal River Walk and Team Challenge to raise money for various local charities including Shelterbox, BF Adventure and the Fisherman’s Mission.

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It’s Helston Flora Day!

posted on May 8th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

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It’s a big day in Cornwall today as Helston prepares to welcome in the Spring with Flora Day. Seasalt’s Wholesale Manager James Scorey, a seasoned Flora Day participant, gave us a run-down about the day’s event.

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Our guide to a Cornish Mayday

posted on April 29th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Seasalt Guide to a Cornish Mayday

It’s time for another bank holiday weekend and there are lots of things to see and do out and about in Cornwall this May. Here are our top picks for enjoying a Cornish May Day.

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Wellie wanging to support The Fishermen’s Mission!

posted on April 24th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

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As part of ‘Wear Your Wellies to Work’ Day, some of us ventured down to Swanpool beach for a spot of competitive wellie wanging!

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Get out in Cornwall this Easter weekend!

posted on April 15th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

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Claiming the top 3 spots in this weekend’s Sunday Times guide to Britain’s best hidden beaches, Cornwall is definitely the place to be this Easter.

Pedn Vounder was in first place, closely followed by Bosahan, near the Minnack Theatre, with Lansallos Cove in third place.

We’re big fans of Maenporth Beach, as you can probably tell from our Instagram feed! It’s just down the road from our office.

Some other great ideas to keep kids of all ages entertained this Easter:

  1. Take a walk along the picturesque South West Coast Path
  2. Enjoy a refreshing Spring dip in the sea – pack your wetsuit!
  3. Or just watch the Pro’s at the English National Surfing Championships in Newquay (3 – 5 May)
  4. Take a ferry boat ride along the River Fal
  5. Go mountain biking along the Tamar Trails, bring your own or hire one there
  6. If the weathers not so great the spa at the St Michaels Hotel is just the ticket
  7. The National Maritime Museum is another great visit
  8. Check out the chocolate festival at the Eden Project

What are your favourite spots in Cornwall?

saying goodbye to summer

posted on September 23rd, 2013 by rosie

Burning Man

The burning of effigies goes back to the Celts and Druids and did have a more gruesome reputation as we all know from that classic British horror movie, The Wicker Man. However, these days things have calmed down a bit and they are often used to mark the autumn equinox and recognise that the balance of the year has changed – the end of summer and the start of a new season.

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mackerel festival, lyme regis

posted on July 8th, 2013 by rosie

Mackerel Festival

This week it’s Lyme Regis’ Mackerel Festival, a celebration of the wonderful harvest of Lyme and an opportunity to explore all things fishy and foody!

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celebrating the golowan festival!

posted on July 1st, 2013 by Emma Raczkowski

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Attracting tens of thousands of visitors every year, the Golowan Festival is an annual highlight for the people of Penzance. Meaning the Feast of St Johns this midsummer date has been celebrated since pre-Christian times with  torches, blazing barrels and burning bonfires. But concern about damage to property soon saw laws introduced to limit the locals fun and the festival died out.  But in 1990 the Golowan Festival was reborn and soon the traditional ingredients of the original event were revived including the Serpent Dance, Mock Mayor elections and fireworks.

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All traffic is banned from the streets and crowds of people congregate to watch series of colourful processions move though the town. With the rain holding off and the sunshine out, the crowds this year were out in full force and our Penzance store had the fun of watching the people flock past and managed to catch a few snaps!

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Where you at the Golowan festival? Do you have any interesting stories about the festival, if so we would love to hear them!

falmouth sea shanty festival

posted on June 13th, 2013 by rosie

Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival

The annual Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival takes place again this weekend (14th – 16th June) and as lovers of all things nautical and shanty-esque we will be getting into the swing of things by having our good friends The Tavy Tars perform in our Falmouth shop on Saturday 15th June! Come along from 2pm – 2.30pm and listen to their wonderful singing!

come and see us at royal cornwall show

posted on May 31st, 2013 by rosie

Royal Cornwall Show 2012

We are keeping our fingers crossed for sunshine for this year’s Royal Cornwall Show near Wadebridge!  Read the rest of this entry »