Cornwall LivingIssue #62
With paddle boarding becoming increasingly popular on the shores of Cornwall, now’s the time to kit yourself out at Ann’s Cottage Surf and Lifestyle Stores.
Now firmly established as a household name, both in Cornwall and Europe, Ann’s Cottage Surf and Lifestyle Stores have become synonymous with style by the sea.
“Positioned at the very heart of Cornwall’s surf scene, it’s easy to see why many people visit Ann’s Cottage before hitting the beach.”
Today, the brand boasts an impressive 12 stores across Cornwall, as well as a brand new wetsuit and hardware store in Polzeath – which is where it all began for this Cornish family business.
Positioned at the very heart of Cornwall’s surf scene, it’s easy to see why many people visit Ann’s Cottage before hitting the beach. With stores in Polzeath, Fistral, Padstow, St Columb, Wadebridge, Bude and Falmouth, Ann’s Cottage is well placed to enjoy some of Europe’s most prolific surfing breaks, as well as the sheltered estuaries of the south coast. Offering unrivalled customer service and product knowledge, Ann’s Cottage stocks an impressive range of equipment, accessories, and lifestyle clothing.
Over the last decade or so, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) has seen its profile rise dramatically. Cornwall has miles of shorelines, stunning bays and creeks waiting to be explored. Sheltered coves and beaches such as Crantock and the Gannel in Newquay, for instance, offer endless opportunities to experience stand-up-paddle boarding. This new and easy-to-master sport is fast becoming as popular as surfing and is ideal for families looking for ways to enjoy the water together.
In addition to being amazingly calming, it’s a great sport for keeping fit too, without even realising. In fact, you could even take it one step further, swapping the usual fitness regime for SUP yoga, which concentrates on core strength and balance.
It’s likely that you’d love to give SUP a go, but you haven’t the faintest idea where to start when it comes to gear. Fortunately, Ann’s Cottage has everything you need to get started, stocking the world leading inflatable SUP supplier Red Paddle, a company that’s always believed that riding an inflatable shouldn’t mean compromising on performance, design or quality.
Red Paddle uses the most innovative materials, pioneering techniques and rigorous tests, to ensure your new board performs when you need it to the most, while remaining light and easy to get around. Why not rent one from the Polzeath store for just £10 an hour, or £40 for the day?
So, why not visit your nearest Ann’s Cottage store or head online for all your SUP supplies, latest fitness fashion, or simply for your new summer wardrobe from top brands such as Roxy, Seafolly and Billabong, as well as a whole host of other leading surf, skate and lifestyle brands.
"Positioned at the very heart of Cornwall’s surf scene, it’s easy to see why many people visit Ann’s Cottage before hitting the beach."