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?

Show us your Seasalt RAIN coat and win a £50 voucher or a valentines jute!

posted on February 7th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

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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.

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A South Coast Cornish Tsunami

posted on July 1st, 2011 by Emma Raczkowski

The British summertime is renowned for being a little unpredictable and as such the centre of attention for any social small talk – but the wilds of Cornwall witnessed a rather unusual phenomenon on Monday when a mini-tsunami hit the south coast.

Running the breadth of the coastline from Penzance to Plymouth (and further afield to Portsmouth) the surge of water is believed to have been caused by a large underwater landslide, which shifted the floor of the seabed, changing the water level and forcing a surplus of seawater in land. Whilst details are still uncertain, specialists at Plymouth University and the MET Office reported sightings of the sea being ‘sucked out’ before returning at speed and at a height in excess of 30cm of the predicted tide.

Fisherman watched boats thrown about by the wave close to Plymouth, bait diggers fled the beaches in Newlyn and tourists were left knee deep in water and with their hair standing on end at St Michaels Mount causeway, as a change of pressure created a surge in static.

We’re used to huge breakers, brisk sea breezes and constant mizzle, but this is a new addition to the Cornish metrological diary – taking its place in the UK ‘strange but true’ story book, alongside the likes of the Blackpool earthquake and Birmingham tornado.

If anyone actually saw it, we’d love to hear from you – post a comment below!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql6LNnplYQU?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0

Our wonderful wellies are worth a mention!

posted on June 27th, 2011 by sian

It’s hard not to notice that the festival season has well and truly kicked off, especially with all the buzz and excitement around this year’s Glastonbury festival.

As well as enjoying all the live music and fun-loving atmosphere, we also delight in the fact that it’s just another reason to wear our favourite Seasalt wellies! With the ever growing popularity of music festivals teamed with the unpredictable British weather, it is no wonder that wellies have made a come back in recent years as a bit of a fashion accessory. 

We think our lovely range of bold & bright natural rubber wellies are the perfect fashion statement! But don’t just take our word for it, Grazia think so too….yes our wonderful Seasalt wellies feature on their website Graziadaily.co.uk in a fabulous article about ‘Ethical Festival Fashion’ –  Take a look here!

It looks like rain!

posted on June 17th, 2011 by sian

Throw on your raincoat and step into your favourite Seasalt wellies, it looks like rain!

The weatherman is predicting rain for the next few days. It’s not exactly the best weather for this time of year, but then again, we were spoilt a little with the sunshine in April & May – it’s got to be expected, it is Britain after all!

As we’re always ones to look at the glass ‘half full’ here at Seasalt, we say enjoy the rain!  Why not take the time to get all your odd jobs done ready for the summer; or defy the bad weather and get dressed up in your favourite Seasalt raincoat and wellies and go outside anyway! Think along the lines of Gene Kelly’s ’Dancing in the Rain’!

But if you haven’t got a good raincoat, look no further! Our waterproofs are completely weather proof and have stood the test against the horizontal rain and the howling winds often experienced upon the clifftops here in Cornwall. Plus…we have a  fantastic range of raincoats in lovely bold & bright colours so you’ll look super stylish too.

So, enjoy the rain for now and lets just hope the sun comes back to visit soon!

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Lagoon Jacket in Moss (left), Perranporth Mac in Bubble Spot Fuchsia (top right), Ladies Cove Wellies in Polka Print Aqua (bottom right).