The Great British Beach Clean

posted on September 22nd, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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The Marine Conservation Society has put together a campaign to help keep British beaches clean. Last Friday Seasalt headed to Swanpool Beach in Falmouth to take part in the ‘Great British Beach Clean’.

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We met with several members of the public who came to help, including possibly the youngest member of any beach clean yet!

Armed with gloves, bags and grabbers we scoured the beach picking up rubbish.

We want to say a heartfelt thank you to those who turned out to help, and a huge thanks to Swanpool Beach Café for supporting us and for the yummy hot chocolates!

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The youngest member of our beach clean team

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We were horrified at the amount of rubbish we found.

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We marked down everything we collected

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Some well deserved Hot Chocolates

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Well done, team!

Have fun this August bank holiday in Cornwall!

posted on August 22nd, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

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Would you believe that it’s nearly the end of August already? We can’t either. If you’re lucky enough to have some time off this Bank Holiday weekend, but aren’t sure what to do, here are our recommendations for getting out and about to make the most of the last of the summer sunshine. There’s plenty to do in Cornwall!

Mullion Scarecrow Spectacular – Friday 22nd until Tuesday 26th August

Every year, the Cornish village of Mullion hosts its annual ‘Scarecrow Spectacular’ weekend. For 2014 the theme is ‘proper job’ and each scarecrow will represent a different trade or profession. You can enter a competition to see if you can guess all 68 of the scarecrow jobs correctly!

Jubilee Pool Food Festival, Penzance – Saturday 23rd August from 10am – 5pm

If you’re a fantastic foodie, pop along to the Jubilee Pool Food Festival in Penzance on Saturday.  Your entry ticket includes a draw to win a lovely Cornish hamper stuffed with goodies, and you can sample some amazing food from local producers as well as a barbeque and live music. All proceeds go to ‘Save our Lido’ fund, in order to restore the much loved pool which was destroyed by the floods earlier in the year.

Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge – Friday 22nd – Monday 25th August

It’s a packed programme this year at the festival, with lots of different artists playing in many venues across Wadebridge. Get your dancing shoes on!

Newlyn Fish Festival – Monday 25th August

Newlyn’s annual celebration of fishing and seafood is back: there’s a fish kitchen with live demonstrations, harbour demonstrations as well as music and activities for the kids.

If you’d like a slightly more relaxed weekend:

Go for a walk on the South West coastal path

There are many miles to choose from – stroll leisurely around the Lizard, or take in the dramatic scenery of Cornwall’s north coast.

Go fruit picking

Blackberry picking season has just started, and once you’ve finished your foraging, why not give our apple and blackberry crumble recipe a go?

Our Favourite Cornish Views

posted on July 25th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

St Michaels Mount

Here in Cornwall, we often come across some stunning views around the coast. Here are some of our favourites from West Penwith, the area which inspired the work of Denys Val Baker.

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The Seasalt guide to rockpooling in Cornwall!

posted on July 12th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Seasalt guide to rockpooling in Cornwall

The summer holidays are nearly here, and it’s time to get out and about on the beach.  As well as the usual activities of building sandcastle, taking a sea swim and playing some beach tennis, Cornish beaches are great places to go rockpooling.

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The Seasalt team explore West Cornwall

posted on June 18th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Kitty, Matt and Jacqui from our marketing team went to explore West Cornwall, the inspiration behind our next season.  It was a gorgeous day so they took lots of lovely pics as well as sketching the beautiful landscape.

Here’s a teaser – see if you can name any of the places that they visited!

Seasalt team visit to West Penwith

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The Best Cornish Bike Rides and Cycle Trails

posted on June 7th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Cornwall's best cycle trails

Rain or shine, Cornwall is always a beautiful place to get out and about on your bike. We’ve chosen our top picks for you to get out and about around the county over the coming summer months.

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The Red Arrows mark a spectacular end to the Pendennis Cup

posted on June 2nd, 2014 by Laura Ellis

Saturday was the end of the Pendennis Cup, a yacht race that takes place over four days around Pendennis point. To mark the end of a dramatic week of racing, the yachts anchored off Gyllyngvase Beach where sailors and spectators alike were treated to a breathtaking Red Arrows display.

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Red Arrows over Pendennis Castle

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The Seasalt Guide to Dog Friendly Beaches

posted on May 20th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

Dog friendly beaches in Cornwall

We love our beaches down here in Cornwall, and our dogs love them too so there really is no better place to spend your time. However, being a dog owner can mean beaches are restricted to you and your pooch during the summer months.

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Photoshoot in Mylor and Flushing

posted on May 12th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

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Wonderful weather on Tresco for our Seasalt competition winners!

posted on April 25th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Seasalt Tresco Holiday Winners

Last year we ran a competition to win a luxury holiday for six people to beautiful Tresco Island in the Isles of Scilly. The lucky winner, Tracy Thistleth, and her family took their holiday during the Easter break and had super weather!

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