Beach Awards

In 2016 Cornwall Council worked closely with beach champions, local businesses and with Sharps Brewery to help put Cornwall on the map by helping achieve seven Blue Flags and ten Seaside Awards on beaches within the county.

The prestigious Blue Flag, the international standard for the best beaches in the world, will be flying throughout the 2016 season at Gyllyngvase in Falmouth, Porthminster, Porthmeor and Carbis Bay in St Ives, Polzeath, Porthtowan, Trevone and Widemouth, near Bude.  All these sites have also been successful in their bid for a Seaside Award along with Crooklets and Summerleaze in Bude and for the first time Porth Beach, near Newquay.

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Beach awards are not just about lifeguards and beach cleansing, for a location to be considered for a beach award it must first meet a range of criteria. As such beach awards are an excellent way to assure the public that when visiting an award winning beach that they are visiting one of the best beaches in the world.

All the award applications have been funded by Sharps Brewery Limited 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. All stakeholders worked in partnership to help make this collaborative achievement, one that demonstrates what is possible when everyone works together. 

James Nicholls, Senior Brand Manager, Sharp's Brewery, says, "With Sharp's Brewery being based in Cornwall, the coastline and our beaches are deeply important to us. In 2016 we are extremely proud to once again be supporting coastal communites in helping these beautiful beaches obtain and retain the prestigious Blue Flag status and the Seaside Awards they so highly deserve. The Blue Flag and Seaside Awards are a fantastic way to support beaches and communities in coastal areas, and we are pleased to be able to support this again within our heartland of Cornwall."