Beach Awards

In 2017 eight Cornish beaches will be flying Blue Flags with Cornwall receiving one of the largest number of Blue Flag and Seaside Awards in the Country.

Prestigious Blue Flags, the international standard for the best beaches in the world, will be flying this season at Gyllyngvase in Falmouth; Porthminster and Porthmeor in St Ives; Carbis Bay; Polzeath; Porthtowan; Trevone and Widemouth, near Bude.  All eight have also been successful in their bid for a Seaside Award.

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Porth near Newquay, Crooklets and Summerleaze in Bude have been successful in once again winning Keep Britain Tidy’s own Seaside Award. Winning Seaside Awards for the very first time are Perranporth beach, Great Western, Newquay and Sennen Cove.

Blue Flags and Seaside Awards are well recognised quality marks that reassure beach users that the beach is clean, safe and well managed.The awards indicate that the receiving beaches boast the highest quality of water, facilities, safety, keep clean programmes, environmental education and management.

The Cornish success with beach awards is a collaborate achievement made possible thanks to the sponsorship provided by Sharps Brewery, with Cornwall Council co-ordinating the applications, 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.

Sharp’s Brewery, which is located in North Cornwall, has played a key role in sponsoring the Blue Flag initiative and Seaside Awards. To make this possible, in 2017, 5p from every pint of Sharp’s limited edition beers: Two Tides, Rye Rock, Dawn Patrol, Fathoms Deep and Doom Bar Reserve, will be contributed to the prestigious Blue Flag initiative.

James Nicholls, Senior Brand Manager at Sharp’s Brewery, said: "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 Blue Flag initiative over the last two years and raising over £28,000 through sales of our exceptional, limited release beers. We are extremely proud to be supporting the coastal community again, helping these beautiful beaches obtain and retain the prestigious Blue Flag status and Seaside Awards that they so highly deserve. The Blue Flag Initiative does a fantastic job of supporting beaches and communities in coastal areas, and we are pleased to be supporting the charity again within our heartland of Cornwall."