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10 Reasons for a Cornwall Workation

November 13, 2020

Workation? Beachworking? The Anyplace Workplace? What it’s called, we all daydream about spending more time with your toes in the sand? As remote working becomes the norm, now is the perfect time to do business by the beach and take a long stay in Cornwall. What with overseas travel being so unpredictable, here are 10 reasons why Cornwall is perfect for a workation.

1: SEA AIR

Waking up to the echo of the ocean and breathing lungs full of fresh sea air does wonders for your wellbeing and motivation. Sip your coffee on the balcony, pad along the beach or stretch out with some yoga beside the beach before you hit the computer and get down to business. By the time you start work you’ll be bursting with energy and inspiration.

2: SEA VIEWS

In this age of remote working, your boss doesn’t care where you flip open your laptop as long as you’re doing your job well. So, where better to work than at a desk with a sea view? Many of our properties boast high spec living and working spaces gaze that directly over the ocean, so you can your gaze can ebb and flow between your work and the waves. Which also means that you can yo-yo between business and the beach whenever it’s break time.

3: DE-STRESS

The pressure of work can leave us all feeling overwhelmed and stressed out at times. But it’s been proved that work is less stressful when you live by the sea. How? Blue mind theories suggest that being beside the water reduces cortisol levels (the stress hormone), so a break by the ocean will leave you feeling calmer, more creative and ready to tackle your workload.

4: BOARD MEETINGS

A workation gives you plenty of time to get to grips with surfing. Being a sport that takes dogged determination and depends largely on the ever-changing winds and tides, a longer stay is just what you need to work on your wave-riding skills. From dawnies (surfer talk for hitting the waves at sunrise), to lunchtime power surfs and post-work sunset surfs, you’ll get plenty of practise; plus the breaks are less crowded out of peak holiday season.

5: TIME TO CONNECT

Connect to your natural surroundings, instead of always being connected to your phone or computer. While technology enables us to connect virtually and work from anywhere, it has also made us more reliant on our devices. Working by the beach gives you chance to switch your focus from your screen to the seascapes, and take time out to reconnect with nature, your environment, your emotions and your loved ones.

Friends on the beach

6: NO COMMUTE

Ditch the commute and you’ve got plenty of time on your hands to make the most of your seaside location before and after work. So, instead of rush hour traffic or cramming onto the metro, how about stretching into the day with yoga on the beach, a morning surf or a stroll with your toes in the sand? Or, if you prefer a lazy start, sip your coffee and catch up with the news with the soundtrack of the ocean and sea gulls.

7: NEW SURROUNDINGS

Imagine swapping your daily grind for a designer beachside pad with all mod cons at your fingertips. After an unsettled year, a change of scenery can change the tide on your perspective, make you feel more positive and allow you to explore your freedom, instead of dwelling on the restrictions inflicted by the pandemic.

8: SEA SWIMS

Keep your mind and body in peak condition with regular, bracing sea swims. Proven to boost your immune system, mental health and general wellbeing, a coldwater ocean dip is just what you need to start with day feeling charged and ready to take on whatever tasks your job throws at you.

9: FOODIE EXPERIENCES

Cornwall is a foodie Mecca renowned for its smorgasbord of fresh ingredients plucked from the coast and countryside. Which means that while you’re on workation you can feast to your heart’s content on seasonal delights from nature’s larder. Fill up in farm shops, get fresh fishermen’s catch and get creative in your coastal kitchen. Or, bag a table at one of Cornwall’s culinary gems and let the talented chefs do the work.

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10: THE OFFICE IS NEVER TOO FAR AWAY

If you do have a work crisis that means you have to return to the office or meet a client face-to-face, it’s easy zip back to the city by plane or train to deal with the situation. Being well connected by road, rail and air links, Cornwall is easy to access from all corners of the UK, so no work crisis is ever too far away to resolve.

So, why not seize the moment to make yourself at home a stylish beachside retreat, for an extended trip where you can work, surf and enjoy the beach lifestyle?


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