If you’ve visited The Bowgie before, you’ll know how blessed we are with our incredible headland location. Well, now we’ve found a way for people to enjoy our stunning views, despite being on lockdown at home elsewhere in the country and around the world!
Since this all started, we’ve made it The Bowgie’s mission to spread positivity, kindness and love at a time when people need it most. Without a doubt, this has been the most challenging few months we’ve ever experienced and the impact on people’s lives is just enormous. It’s so important that we keep in touch with our customers and make people smile in any way we can at such a hard time – and that’s how our live streams first came about.
Since the start of the lockdown, we have been live streaming video every day from Crantock and the local area on our Facebook page, to allow people to enjoy Cornwall, even when they can’t be here due to the coronavirus crisis.
The reaction we have had on Facebook has been truly astounding. Every daily video attracts thousands of viewers and hundreds of comments from people all over the country and around the world! People share lots of lovely words about their memories of Cornwall, how they’re coping with lockdown and how our daily videos of Crantock are making things that bit easier because they’re able to enjoy the sound of the sea, watch the waves and stay connected to the coast. People have so much love for Cornwall, you just have to read the comments to see that. In the last 28 days alone, we have reached over half a million people across the globe via our Facebook page.
Broadcasting live streams of Crantock to the public during the social restrictions has been a great way to support people through the difficult times and give them a sense of normality and community. Being at the beach is incredibly relaxing and people miss it so much in these current circumstances – that’s why our daily videos are so important – they’re helping people to enjoy the benefits of the sea and being in Cornwall, in a virtual way.
One of our most recent Facebook live videos has had nearly 14,000 views and 600 comments from people around the world including from Spain, India, Dubai, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America! Here’s just some of the lovely comments we have received…
“Taranaki, New Zealand – love your posts… will return one day!”
“Watching from Los Angeles…Last in the Bowgie last May. We will be back soon!”
“Watching from Blind River, Ontario, Canada but missing my home of Newquay & Crantock desperately in these uncertain times with so much Family at home… Love you Guys and was last with you in Mid-January!”
“Watching from Portchester, near Portsmouth. Fingers crossed we’ll be able to be there in August – Thank you for the daily fix”
“Watching from Bondi Beach, AUSTRALIA, my favourite place in England!”
“Here in India – Love the sound of the waves. So Relaxing”
“Here in Tampa Florida USA!”
“You have really come out top. Nobody else putting as much effort into keeping the good vibes coming. Big love right back at you”
We will be continuing our live streams every day for the foreseeable future. We just love seeing how many people adore Crantock and Cornwall – the comments people share are heartwarming and we’re all one big community, helping each other get through these hard times.
Every day we go somewhere new – sometimes we’ll take our viewers down on the beach, we’ll stroll across the Gannel, around the coast path to Polly Joke or sometimes we’ll just sit and admire the view over Crantock bay from our beer garden. Wherever we go, we want our viewers to take ten minutes out of their day to enjoy the views and relax.
Tune in to The Bowgie’s live stream every day on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bowgieinn