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This post relates to the north coast of Cornwall and surrounding areas.

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Big Beach Cleans – Newquay Zoo
Help us keep the shores clean this summer!

These FREE events will give you the chance to help the environment and learn more about local species, biodiversity and the shores around us.

Newquay, famously known for its beaches, is in need of a clean up to protect our local wildlife and beautiful coastlines. With litter being brought in by the tide and visitors to the beaches it has never been more important to help clean up our sands and learn a little on the way.

By helping us with our coastal clean ups, you could also be in with a chance of winning a penguin experience for two at Newquay Zoo. Simply book onto a beach clean with us to enter!*

Locations and Times:
Saturday 22nd June – Porth Beach, Newquay, Time 13:00 until 16:00 approx.

Saturday 21st September – Towan Beach, Newquay, Time 13:00 until 16:00 approx.

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Source: Newquay Zoo

Posted on NatCorn 12th March 2019

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Popular beach in Cornwall has a very intriguing secret most tourists miss completely – and it’s only revealed at low tide
Crantock Beach in Cornwall has a secret that’s become the stuff of legends with locals, but it only becomes obvious at low tide

Crantock Beach in Cornwall has long been a hit with visitors for its sandy shores and swimming-friendly waters.

However, the far side of the beach is home to a host of small caves hidden amongst the rocks that you could easily miss if you didn’t know to look out for them – and they hold an intriguing secret.

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The caves are only accessible during the low tide, but those who make the trip will discover a series of intricate carvings that have become the stuff of local legend.

Etched into the walls are carvings of the outline of a horse, the close-up of a woman’s face, and a pretty love poem that reads, “Mar not my face by let me be/Secure in this lone cavern by the sea/Let the wild waves around me roar/Kissing my lips for evermore”. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Mirror

Original publication 29 JAN 2018

Posted on NatCorn 7th February 2018

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Brothers swept out to sea in ‘freak accident’ in Cornwall are named
Robert Allen, 30, missing presumed drowned and, Charles, 21, pronounced dead after being found off Treyarnon Bay

Two men who were swept out to sea in a “freak accident” as they fished off rocks in Cornwall have been named as brothers Robert and Charles Allen.

Robert and Charles Allen had been fishing in Treyarnon Bay, on the north coast of Cornwall, when they were swept into the sea.
Robert and Charles Allen had been fishing in Treyarnon Bay, on the north coast of Cornwall, when they were swept into the sea. Alamy

Robert, a 30-year-old mechanical engineer, was missing presumed drowned while Charles, 21, was plucked from the water by rescuers but could not be saved.

The men’s family said they were experienced anglers and studied conditions carefully but had been the victim of a freak accident Cont…Read full original article…

Source: The Guardian

07 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

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Fears of massive jellyfish invasion after hundreds of them wash up on beach

Hundreds of jellyfish washed up on the beach at Watergate Bay Image: Newsflare

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24 July, 2017, 8:25 am

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Disabled children surf in chairs as part of Cornwall Wave Project

If you thought surfing was only for those who could master standing up and balancing on a board you would be so very wrong.

You cannot help but raise a smile as you watch a group of children with disabilities enjoy the freedom of surfing and prove that it is possible for everyone to enjoy.

Ryan Garrington, aged 6, from St Stephen, with Wave Project CEO Joe Taylor and coach Adam Zacek

The youngsters, along with some adults with disabilities took part in the Wave Project’s summer surf challenge. Read full original article…


17 July, 2017, 6:15 pm

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Archaeologists unearth royal secrets of Tintagel Castle’s king

King Arthur and his knights may – or may not – have lived at Tintagel but archaeologists have uncovered evidence that whoever occupied the legendary castle on the North Cornwall coast did live like a king.

Excavations have revealed that the inhabitants feasted on a diet of oysters, roast pork and fine wine, dining and drinking from bowls imported from Turkey and glass goblets from Spain.

Archaeologists working on the breakthrough Tintagel dig last year. Photo: Emily Whitfield-Wicks

As archaeologists returned to Tintagel to continue their investigations today, English Heritage revealed the finds uncovered in last year’s dig by the Cornwall Archaeological Unit.

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14 July, 2017, 7:15 pm

Source: Plymouth Herald