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VIDEO: Seven Cornish beaches get Blue Flags

VIDEO: Seven Cornish beaches get Blue Flags

Published by Emma Carton at 8:14am 15th May 2019. (Updated at 5:11pm 15th May 2019)

Beaches in Cornwall are celebrating being handed the coveted Blue Flag status.

The Duchy has been given seven Blue Flags from Keep Britain Tidy, along with 15 Seaside Awards.

They are handed out for cleanliness, safety and for meeting the highest environmental and bathing standards.

Gyllyngvase in Falmouth, Widemouth Bay near Bude and Porthmeor in St Ives are among them.

Scroll down to read the full list of awarded Blue Flags and Seaside Awards.

gylly beach falmouth

Gylly Beach in Falmouth

All the award applications have been funded by Sharps Brewery, with Cornwall Council co-ordinating the application process, and the work required to make sure that the beaches reach the exacting standards required to win made possible through the efforts of community groups, beach champions and local businesses.

“It is fantastic news for Cornwall’s holiday-makers, overseas visitors, residents and businesses that we have been able to award an amazing 22 flags to the county’s beaches this year.

"The support from Sharp’s Brewery is invaluable in supporting both Cornwall’s beaches and volunteers, and the Blue Flag more widely – which improves the quality of England’s coastline and promotes our best beaches.

"The success of Cornwall’s beaches in reaching the very high standards of both awards is a real testament to all those who have worked so hard to protect and improve our beaches – from beach managers and volunteers to local people and businesses".

Allison Ogden-Newton, Keep Britain Tidy


Porthtowan Beach

"With Sharp’s Brewery being based in Rock, North Cornwall, the coastline and our beaches are deeply important to us.

"We are delighted to have supported the hard working beach champions and local volunteers, as well as Cornwall Council, and BeachCare (part of Keep Britain Tidy) over the last five years with our support now totalling in excess of £42,000.

“The team at Sharp’s fully appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into gaining and keeping so many iconic Cornish Blue Flag and Seaside Awards. 

"Thanks and congratulations to all of these 15 beaches and to all involved behind the scenes, from us all at Sharp’s Brewery".

James Nicholls, Sharp’s Brewery

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Carbis Bay Beach

Which Cornish beaches have Blue Flags?

Gyllynvase beach in Falmouth, Porthtowan, Carbis Bay, Porthmeor in St Ives, Great Western beach in Newquay, Trevone Bay near Padstow and Widemouth Bay near Bude. Only Polzeath lost its Blue Flag status but it has still been handed a Seaside Award.

Which Cornish beaches have Seaside Awards?

Crackington Haven, Gyllyngvase in Falmouth, Great Western in Newquay, Perranporth, Polzeath, Porth near Newquay, Porthtowan, Porthmeor in St Ives, Porthminster in St Ives, Sennen Cove, Trevone Bay near Padstow, Widemouth Bay near Bude, Crooklets in Bude, Summerleaze in Bude and Carbis Bay (self-funded).

When you watch this - it is not hard to see why Cornwall has the most Blue Flag beaches...

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