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Polzeath; Home of Zeaglass

It’s not everyday you get to see the sea so when we had the opportunity for a seaview flat in New Polzeath we jumped at the chance. That was over 2 years ago now and Polzeath has been such an amazing home. With the North Cornish coast on our doorstep it’s rare you won’t find us in, on, or by the ocean.

Polzeath is not just about the coast; it has the most amazing, caring and fun group of like-minded people. You would think being so seasonal it would be a small community but every year we gain some great friends, often brimming with creativity and wanderlust. Despite this transient lifestyle these people become part of the community for summer and so for life.

With such a passion for the ocean there is also a great eco-living culture. You will regularly see people litter picking, drinking out of reusable water bottles and promoting safer seas. The Polzeath Marine Conservation group hold regular beach cleans and this year Tubestation Polzeath held an evening event with a lecture with the founder of #2minutebeachclean, Martin Dorey who explained why every bit counts.

This is how we began Zeaglass. What started out as a beach clean, then a hobby, evolved into creating beautiful treasures from our finds. We still wander down to find glass or stare at the sand on walks back from a surf and people will often stop to ask what we are doing and what we are about. It’s just so amazing to be part of such a supportive, free-spirited and creative community; we love it here!

But of course, Polzeath’s number one draw is its great family friendly beach and excellent surf break. Those beautiful peeling rights that go from Baby Bay across to Stacks make my heart happy and that’s what makes everyday so great. Even if Stevi and I have a stressful time with our day jobs we have the sea to calm us down. When you’re sitting out back with your friends waiting for a set, watching the sunset over Pentire and the odd seal popping up, it makes everything OK again.