Hello from Roo.
Having grown up in the Midlands we always gravitated to towards the coast for our family holidays, our nearest coast happened to be North Wales with it's dramatic mountains, far too many sheep and always more than it's fare share of fog and rain!! With this embedded in my memories forever when I first came across the North Cornish Coast much later on in life I wouldn't get over the similarity to the dramatic beauty of Wales and yet there was a marked difference in the temperature, less rain and when the fog did come it only ever lasted for a day or so as apposed to several weeks at a time!
Our love of Cornwall started when the children were little and we had to try and make the decision wether to follow our best friends to live in New Zealand or wether we could just spend as much time as possible in Cornwall to try and emulate a similar lifestyle - luckily Cornwall won and our relationship with Mawgan Porth began nearly 13 years ago. We happened upon Mawgan Porth and were drawn by it's huge, dramatic cliff lined beach with crashing surf and endless rock pools, definitely a beach to suit all with something to entertain all types whatever the weather may be doing. I still believe that of all the countries I've travelled to and all the beaches that I've visited around the world Mawgan Porth is the most beautiful, especially when it's almost empty with the tide fully out and the sun shining!
Finally we couldn't bear leaving anymore so we moved lock, stock and barrel in the Spring of 2011 and started our new life in Cornwall, other than a few small blips we've never looked back! The kids have embraced coastal living, all becoming active members of Newquay Surf Live Saving, King Surf weekly kids club and generally getting into the sea at every opportunity. Having settled fully into the local community which is full of interesting characters and a wonderful mix of eccentric personalitiesI decided that there was a business opportunity to launch a lifestyle and retail brand bringing together all of my favourite items from the various places that I've lived and visited into one place. Roo's Beach was born from a collection of ideas to design products that currently aren't available on the market and to bring brands to Cornwall which don't have any distribution in SW, essentially to satisfy my desire to shop and have the products I want to hand?
We hope you guys can come down and chill on the beach with us this summer!