While we’re still holding out for a few more days of warm sunshine, we must admit that the days are feeling decidedly more autumnal now. Is it time to pack away the shorts? There’s plenty to look forward to though; the upcoming months are packed with cosy feasts, new seasonal menus, beach events and great offers.
But we’ll start off our news round-up by saying well done to the 188 swimmers who braved the waters at Burgh Island and together raised thousands for the sixth annual Chestnut Appeal prostate cancer swim. It’s a charity that we’re delighted to support.
Here’s a date for your diary: on Saturday 30 September, you’re invited to take part in the Bigbury on Sea beach clean, part of the South Hams Beach Clean series. It’s hosted by Surfers Against Sewage and Less Plastic in a bid to reduce the amount of plastic in our oceans. Please meet at 10am by the ferry landing. We’re providing all heroic volunteers with free tea, coffee and hot chocolate – just bring your own reusable coffee cup to help reduce the waste. Gloves and bags will be provided. This ties in nicely with our recent launch of Can O Water replacing plastic water bottles at all of our cafes.
Did we mention that we’ve introduced a new menu of family favourites for autumn? Warm your cockles after a windswept walk on the beach with our grass-fed Devon beef chilli, bursting with spices and sour cream. There’s a vegetarian chilli too, which is just as hearty and delicious.
As our thoughts turn to winter, we can’t help but mention Christmas – sorry! Now is the time to book your Christmas parties at our Blackpool Sands café from just £30 per head for three courses of our high quality, locally sourced food. Check out our online Christmas menu for the mouth-watering festive menu. We’re also busy beavering away making plans for Blackpool Sands Christmas Fair, taking place on Saturday 9th December. Good job we’ve got a hot-line for Santa, as you never know – he might just make an appearance.
Martin, Andy and the team are looking forward to welcoming you in this October. Don’t forget – our cafes at Bigbury on Sea, Blackpool Sands, The Shops at Dartington and Watergate Bay will be open every dry day (and the partially drizzly ones for that matter) for the whole of winter, excluding Christmas Day.
See you on the beach,
Martin, Andy and the team