A watersports business has announced it is closing its doors blaming the cost of living and shoplifting as two of the reasons.

Posting on Mylor Life Facebook page, the owner of Big Blue Watersports on Mylor Yacht Harbour Sara Reid was closing down after just three years in business saying: “It’s really tough”.

She said rent increases, shoplifting, Amazon and the cost of living etc had finally put paid to her business three years after it opened saying running an independent store just wasn’t viable anymore.

“Just wanting to say a huge big thank you to all my lovely customers that have supported my little business in Mylor Yacht Harbour over the last three years,” she said in the post.

“Sadly I am closing Big Blue Watersports down. Rent increases, business tax increases, shoplifting, Amazon, cost of living, online shopping, etc etc sadly have just meant having an independent store is just not viable anymore.”

The shop on Mylor Harbour's waterfront next to the cafe sells equipment and clothing for all types of water sports and water borne hobbies.

However she says they are still open until the end of January and there are still bargains to be had.

“So my lovely people, there are bargains to be had. If you need paddleboards, wetsuits, jewellery, Christmas gifts, Yeti goods, Emu footwear and goodies, there are discounts to be had on everything. Come and see us and have a look.”


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The shop will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday up to January 31 or sooner if all the stock sells.

“Please come and support local, buy local, it’s really tough and we really do appreciate your loyalty,” she said.

“A very Happy Christmas to you all and thank you again for the customers that have supported me.”