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.
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.
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…
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.
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.