Couple recreate Cornish beach in their living room to remind them of holiday home

A couple have recreated their favourite Cornish beach - complete with windbreak and rocks - in their front room.

Keith and Liz Wheatley are unable to travel to their holiday home near Crooklets Beach in Bude because of the coronavirus lockdown.

But they lovingly reproduced the town's beach, with Liz even dressing for the part, in a hilarious home video.

Watch it here:

Keith, who is an artificial rock dealer, had the genius idea to create the beach in their front room.

He shared the epic video on Instagram, which shows Liz sitting on a RNLI beach towel in shorts and a T-shirt, wearing sunglasses and a hat.

The couple, who live in Hertfordshire, even erected a windbreak - to keep the breeze off - while crashing wave noises are played in the background.

Keith asks his wife: "I thought we weren't supposed to be going out at the moment?"

We live in Hertfordshire and have a holiday home where Liz grew up in Bude. We always receive a very warm welcome from the locals and our friends in Bude but decided not to let the property, or go ourselves, after reflecting on the limited critical care beds in the area. Our local beach, Crooklets, is a pebble beach with a beautiful stretch of sand when the tide goes out. As with many others my business is rather quiet at the moment and to entertain our friends and to pass some time we decided to recreate Crooklets beach just to send to friends on Whatsapp.

Keith Wheatley