Cornwall has more Blue Flag and Seaside Awards than any other region in the UK
More than a dozen beaches in Cornwall have been awarded for being among the cleanest and safest in the UK.
The 14 Cornwall beaches to have achieved either world-renowned Blue Flag or Seaside Award status – or both – will be celebrated at Trevone Bay, Padstow, on Wednesday [15 May].
Blue Flags, an international quality mark for beaches, reassure visitors and locals that Cornwall’s key areas are clean, safe and recommended, boosting tourism, business and helping inspire return visits.
Blue Flags and Seaside Awards are only awarded to coastal destinations that boast the highest qualities of water, facilities, safety, keep clean programmes, environmental management.
Alongside this, Blue Flag beaches have to run a minimum of five educational activities for the local community and visitors to make people aware of the importance of looking after the natural environment.
Six Cornwall beaches have received both Blue Flag and Seaside status; Gyllyngvase in Falmouth , Porthmeor in St Ives , Porthtowan, Widemouth Bay, Trevone Bay and Newquay’s Great Western.
Crackington Haven, Perranporth, Polzeath, Porth, Porthminster, Sennen, Crooklets and Summerleaze were awarded Seaside Awards.
This year Cornwall has the second most Blue Flag and Seaside Awards in the UK, behind Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Original publication 15 MAY 2019
Posted on NatCorn 20th May 2019