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:
- Take a walk along the picturesque South West Coast Path
- Enjoy a refreshing Spring dip in the sea – pack your wetsuit!
- Or just watch the Pro’s at the English National Surfing Championships in Newquay (3 – 5 May)
- Take a ferry boat ride along the River Fal
- Go mountain biking along the Tamar Trails, bring your own or hire one there
- If the weathers not so great the spa at the St Michaels Hotel is just the ticket
- The National Maritime Museum is another great visit
- Check out the chocolate festival at the Eden Project
What are your favourite spots in Cornwall?
Here’s a sneak peak behind the scenes from our Falmouth photoshoot.
This season our collection is inspired by Falmouth, where our design studio is based.
Enjoy some of the beautiful scenery our team get to work with every day.
Do you recognise any of these spots?
Here at Seasalt HQ we love nothing better than snuggling up with a good tale and luckily enough for us, many writers have been inspired by Cornwall and its rugged landscape: authors such as Daphne Du Marrier, John le Carre, William Golding and Winston Graham have all used the Cornish coastline in some way, shape or form in their work.
So in celebration of World Book Day last week we compiled our top 10 books inspired by the sea:
The Fishermen’s Mission is the only fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support alongside practical, financial, spiritual and emotional care to Fishermen & their families.
Here at Seasalt, we are committed to supporting local charities that contribute to the life and wellbeing of the community in and around Cornwall. Throughout 2013 we thought of lots of ways to raise funds for our friends, The Fisherman’s Mission, and raised over £6000. An exclusive edition of our popular Breton stripe Sailor Shirt in the softest organic cotton was sold in our shops and online, and we happily donated £5 from every charity Sailor Shirt sold direct to the Fisherman’s Mission.
We also held our popular annual Christmas Card Competition selling coastal-themed Christmas cards designed by you, our very creative customers. Members of the Seasalt team also took part in the Fishermen’s Mission’s annual fundraising day, Fish Friday, creating fantastic cakes in nothing other than fish themed shapes – our very own fish-cakes! Some of the more adventurous members of the Seasalt team also completed a 13-mile Midnight Madness walk across Dartmoor.
Seasalt’s Joint Managing Director, Neil Chadwick, said, “We have a close affinity with the Fishermen’s Mission with many of our shops in towns with strong fishing communities and traditions. We’re really pleased to have raised this much money and we’re looking forward to seeing how much more we can help.”
Look out for this year’s special edition Sailor Tee, again raising money for the Fishermen’s Mission, due to go on sale in early March!
Penzance seafront following the recent storms
In usual circumstances we love splashing around in our Seasalt Rain coats and wellies but the recent storms have been more intense than anything we have seen before and we have been saddened to witness the terrible damage to people’s homes around the country.
We heard about the Cornwall Community Foundation setting up a brand new Emergency Storm Fund to help with the aftermath of the storms and we immediately donated £500 to help out local people affected by flooding and storm damage. It was set up to assist people whose homes may not have adequate insurance or to households with vulnerable children and adults. It could help to replace lost clothing or food, to replace carpets or furniture or to help with the clean up or structural repair costs. Community organisations and voluntary groups whose properties or activities have been affected can also apply for help.
This summer we have taken inspiration from the area close to our design studios in Falmouth, our view to St. Anthony’s Lighthouse, the River Fal, Maenporth and Budock Church. It’s a place close to our hearts and with its fascinating maritime heritage, charming beaches and independent shops, we weren’t short for choice of backdrops.
The location shoot took place over a few days in September and we were really lucky to have lovely sunshine for most days (it wouldn’t be a Seasalt shoot in Cornwall without the odd downpour!). We packed up our van with the new collection, photography gear and plenty of snacks to keep us going, and set out to our chosen locations.
As well as the town of Falmouth we headed out to nearby areas such as St Mawes, Flushing and Maenporth. The trip to St Mawes was a particular highlight, taking the iconic chain ferry, the ‘King Harry’ over the River Fal on a glorious sunny day. At each location we were welcomed with stunning scenery which made showcasing the new clothes a real delight. The images turned out beautifully and we were all very pleased with the result. After a successful few days our Spring/Summer location shoot was complete for another year.
Fed up with the dreary February weather? We have just the thing to perk you up – the chance to win a luxury holiday worth over £8,000 for you and five friends to the beautiful Cornish coast! And of course if you are lucky enough to win this amazing prize then surely the sun will shine for the whole week!
It’s safe to say that the weather in Cornwall this week has been eventful – torrential downpours, wailing winds and scary seas battering the Cornish coast.
Living as we do in one of the wettest parts of the UK, we’ve learnt to embrace the elements and have designed an entire collection of rain coats, boots and accessories to keep you warm, dry and looking good, whatever the forecast. And we hope that putting it on is a bit of a silver lining on an otherwise wet and wild day.
Down in Cornwall we are always prepared for rain no matter what time of year it is and with Christmas fading into the distance, and this rain acting as reminder summer is still some way off. Determined to enjoy our Sunday and with our RAIN™ waterproof at the ready to keep us dry and snug, we scoped out some of the best things to do on these dreary days in Falmouth.
On a wet weekend, taking a drive to Pendennis Point and watching the stormy seas from one of the most scenic spots in Falmouth is always a favourite. If you feel brave enough to hop out the car and brave the breeze you can usually find the ice cream van whatever the weather. Watch out though as our wippies didn’t fair too well in the wind and we soon got rather messy!
If shelter from the storm is what you’re looking for then The National Maritime Museum is ideal. The National Maritime Museum recently celebrated their 10th birthday: great activities include exploring Cornwall’s past, learning to sail without getting wet and a 100ft tower with one of my favourite views across Falmouth.
If I’m not feeling like venturing outdoors then indulging in a Cornish Cream tea curled up on the sofa is always fun way to enjoy the day. Nothing beats a home baked scone still warm from the oven with dollops of jam and cream, and for something a bit different try adding chopped walnuts to your scone mix and top with a glazed cherry.
Whatever the weather taking a stroll down the high street for some retail therapy is always a great way to brighten up a day. Why not pop in to our Falmouth Store and come meet our handsome team!
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