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Plastic in our Oceans

We are passionate about our wonderful beach here in Sennen, the beautiful Cornish coast and the health of our seas. Making sure the environment is safe and clean for us all to enjoy is something we all care about. Sea plastic is an increasing problem. It’s unsightly and posses a real threat to marine life. We are keen to do our bit by using plastic responsibly and cutting it out where we can and we’ve been raising awareness through our blogs. Plastic is useful, cheap and works brilliantly but if it’s thrown in the sea or left on the beach then plastic is not so fantastic.

Did you know?

  • 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year.
  • 300 million tonnes of plastic is being produced every year, half of which is for ‘single use’ applications – like drinking straws.
  • Plastic production accounts for 8% of the world’s oil reserves.

Plastic takes years and years to break down and does so into smaller and smaller bits – or microbeads which can be digested. Fish and shellfish are consuming these microbeads and chemicals, which potentially enter the food chain.

Here in Sennen we no longer serve single use plastic straws with drinks. You can help do your bit too by picking up discarded plastic and rubbish from the beach when you visit.

Plastic – not always fantastic.

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Play Eat Drink with your furry friend at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove

Bring your four-legged friend to enjoy the Surf Den and autumn beach life. Or let your dog curl up in front of the restaurant fire while you savour a variety of culinary delights and a refreshing drink to perfectly complement the food and surroundings.

We love dogs here at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove. And there is no better time to be visiting the beach with your beloved four-legged friend than on an autumn’s day.

Play

The coast path is perfect to run, walk or hike with your dog or dog walks along the beach. It’s good for the soul to be down here on the beach having a brisk walk with the rollers crashing onto the beach.

Eat

Join us for a hearty, home made seasonal lunch in front of our lovely wood burner. Or enjoy a beachside spot on the terrace with your furry friend by your side before heading home.

Drink

A warming coffee or something a little stronger? We have a tempting drinks menu to please all tastes.

Our beachside location is a fantastic way to enjoy beach life at Sennen Cove with your four-legged friend!

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Autumn is a wonderful time to explore Sennen

Driving down the steep hill, you are suddenly presented by the by the most magnificent and sublime view. For a moment looking out to the ocean with it’s beautiful blue water, you could be forgiven for mistaking it for somewhere exotic but this is the Atlantic in all its glory. The traditional Cornish fishing village is unmistakable nestled into the cove. A brisk autumn day at Sennen Cove with its picture postcard unspoilt bay.

Peak season is behind us and with your furry friend by your side you can escape on the wide expanse of the beach or the Cornish coastal path, there’s calm in the air. The summer fun and madness is over, those who seek a little more space and tranquillity are about.

Sennen Cove – rich in history as well as beauty.

And when you have finished exploring our magical home pay us a visit in front of the roaring fire or snuggled under blankets in the Surf Den watching the beach or local wildlife. Peace and tranquillity – autumn is a great time to visit and enjoy.

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Plastic not so Fantastic

Plastic washed up on our coast is obvious and clearly visible. Sadly the plastic pollution is there.

For more than 50 years, global production and consumption of plastics has continued to rise. An estimated 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 per cent increase over 2012.

Plastic is versatile, lightweight, flexible, moisture resistant, strong, and relatively inexpensive. That’s why we like it and buy plastic goods. However, some of those qualities can be harmful. Durable and very slow to degrade, plastic materials are polluting our oceans and seas and are entering the food chain as they break down and are consumed by marine life. And of course, we see the evidence on our lovely beaches.

Take a walk along our fabulous beach here in Sennen and back and keep an eye open and you’ll be amazed at the amount of discarded and washed up sea plastic.

Plastic straws are one of top polluters on our beaches that take years to break down. Used only once they remain a threat to marine life and the ecosystem for many years.

Saying no to the plastic straw in your drink is only a small thing but makes a huge difference.

So join us in disposing of rubbish responsibly and say no to the plastic straw.

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On Our Doorstep

What lies around us here in Sennen Cove can simply be described as stunning. Every day we get to enjoy this magical place.  The most beautiful coastline and the ever changing sunsets which are joy to behold. Whether it’s taking a stroll along the beach or the coastal path, wave jumping, surfing, or enjoying a drink the world is a better place. Simple pleasures. Discover the world of wonderful Sennen today!

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Sennen Spring Beach Clean 2017

April 3rd – 9th. Surfers Against Sewage & Ecover Call For Volunteers To Help Clean Beaches & Dramatically Increase Marine Plastic Recycling

Surfers Afgainst Sewage ( SAS ) have co-ordinated the first big beach clean of 2017 for the week of 3rd – 9th April. As in previous years we expect a large group of volunteers to hit both Sennen and Gwenver to help clear the beach of plastic and other debris to help improve the marine environment and make the beach a nicer place to be in the process.

Dave Muir of Sennen Surfing Centre is the SAS local rep and has been arranging the big beach clean for Sennen and Gwenver for a number of years and will again be co-ordinating the local effort this season.

The big beach clean at Sennen is always a fun event to get involved in with participants enjoying a fun walk along the beach and a good chat and a coffee at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove afterwards. And it’s great for our precious coastal and marine environment.

This year SAS is expecting over 10,000 volunteers to help remove some 50,000 plastic bottles from our beaches across the UK plus other plastic rubbish washed up with the tide.

Contact the restaurant or Dave Muir at www.sennensurfingcentre.com for further information

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Dogs Always Welcome at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove

We love dogs here at Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove. And there is no better time to be visiting the beach with your beloved 4 legged friend than a sunny winters day. it’s good for you soul to be down here on the beach having a bridk walk with the rollers crashing onto the beach. Then why not join us in the restaurant for a waring coffee and a slice of home made cake and relax. Or join us for a hearty, home made seasonal lunch in front of our lovely wood burner before heading home.

Friendly well behaved dogs on leads always welcome!