Ann’s Cottage is a family run business that was born in the summer of 1978 on Polzeath Beach, Cornwall. Now consisting of 11 stores and a website, Ann’s Cottage is at the heartbeat of all surf and lifestyle fashion in the UK.
Starting life as a small village shop attached to a petrol filling station in Polzeath, business began selling and renting out surfboards and wetsuits to the early surfing pioneers as well as providing beachwear to the holiday makers coming to enjoy the beach and waves of Polzeath.
The pumps finally closed in the late 1990's by which point Ann's Cottage Surf Shop was already synonymous with all things beach and surf in Cornwall by locals and holiday makers alike.
The original Polzeath store was extended, allowing for even more brands and ranges to be offered by Ann’s Cottage to a fantastic reception from a huge range of customers.
Ann's Cottage has since branched out across the whole of Cornwall and has become one of the largest retailers of surf wear and accessories for men, women and children in Europe.
With 11 stores and more to come Ann’s Cottage stands out among a hugely crowded and competitive market not just by having the most amazing locations across towns and seafronts in Cornwall but by offering unrivalled customer service from a fantastically knowledgeable and enthusiastic team. Ann’s Cottage are proud to have been involved in the surf and lifestyle fashion scene from the very beginning and embrace a lifestyle that we are lucky enough to live on a daily basis, something very few retailers can claim.
Ann’s Cottage is a way of life and an iconic brand that continues to grow with a huge smile on its face; Born By The Sea…Forever By The Sea