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Beach Awards

Thanks to the hard work of local beach champions, Cornwall Council and Sharp's Brewery, 22 iconic Blue Flags and Seaside Award flags will fly over the following beaches from the 15th May, 2019:

Blue Flag: Great Western (Newquay), Gyllyngvase (Falmouth), Porthmeor (St Ives), Porthtowan, Trevone Bay, Widemouth Bay, Carbis Bay (self funded).

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Seaside Award: Crackington Haven, Crooklets (Bude), Gyllyngvase (Falmouth), Great Western (Newquay), Perranporth, Polzeath, Porth (Newquay), Porthtowan, Porthmeor (St Ives), Porthminster (St Ives), Sennen Cove, Summerleaze (Bude), Trevone Bay, Widemouth Bay, Carbis Bay (self funded).

The newest addition to the award-winning Cornish beach team is Crackington Haven, set between Bude and Boscastle. The beach with its stony foreshore and golden sand will now be flying its Seaside Award throughout the next year.

The support from Sharp's Brewery is invaluable in supporting both Cornwall's beaches and volunteers, and the Blue Flag more widely. For the fifth year running, North Cornwall-based Sharp's Brewery provided sponsorship for Cornwall Council to make the applications for the awards and the team continues to work with the communities who deliver environmental initiatives to make the achievement possible.

It is a credit to all involved that so many Cornish beaches are represented amongst the world's best. The 22 Blue Flag and Seaside Awards are an important symbol that Cornish beaches are world-class. The awards recognise the efforts of the Cornish community who selflessly and tirelessly dedicate their time to looking after the regions beautiful beaches, maintaining Cornwall's reputation as a great place to live and a wonderful place to visit.