Beach Awards

In 2018 eight Cornish beaches will be flying the Blue Flag and thirteen flying the Seaside Award flag 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; Porthmeor in St Ives; Great Western in Newquay; 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, Perranporth, Sennen Cove and Porthminster in St Ives have all been successful in once again winning Keep Britain Tidy’s own Seaside Award.

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 Sharp's 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. Sharp's Brewery has helped ensure that Cornish beaches are amoungst the best in the world in providing over £50,000 to support Keep Britian Tidy and as part of this fund the Cornish Beach Award campaign. 5p from every pint of Sharp's Brewery exceptional pale ale, Atlantic, sold in Cornwall in 2018, will be further invested into this cause and other related programmes such as BeachCare's Battle Battalion squad.

Cornwall Council Cabinet member for the Environment and Neighbourhoods, Sue James, welcomed the Blue Flag and Seaside Awards "I want to thank Sharp's Brewery and all those people and communities across Cornwall, who have given their time and dedication to looking after our beautiful beaches. The collaborative effort plays a valuable role in helping us protect and maintain Cornwall's reputation as a great place to live and a wonderful place to visit."

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 be able to support the Blue Flag initiative, helping these beautiful beaches obtain and retain the prestigious Blue Flag status and Seaside Awards that they so highly deserve."