Blue Flag Beaches of Cornwall

Tide Out At Porth Beach

Blue Flag Beaches are on the doorstep of our portfolio of Cornish Seaview Cottages.

Once again seven Cornish beaches will be flying Blue Flags this summer with Cornwall receiving one of the largest number of Blue Flag and Seaside Awards in the country for 2017.

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

Porth near Newquay, Crooklets and Summerleaze in Bude have been successful in once again winning Keep Britain Tidy’s own Seaside Award for the beaches that meet the very highest standards for cleanliness and facilities.

Winning Seaside Awards for the very first time are Perranporth Beach, Great Western, Newquay and Sennen Cove.

Cornish Blue Flag Beaches Fact Sheet

Whatever you enjoy about beaches, stay safe. It is worth checking tide times before heading out and surf reports can be viewed at You can also look up which beaches provide lifeguards as many Cornwall beaches are supervised during peak season.

Most of all we can help keep our beaches tidy: remember to use litter and dog bins or take rubbish home to dispose of. After all we want to keep our beaches beautiful, not just for ourselves but for the wildlife we enjoy so much. It is also worth mentioning that many beaches in Cornwall are owned by The National Trust and car parking is free to members!


Many of the north coast beaches such as Watergate Bay and Newquay beaches such as Fistral are famous for their surf, catching the best of the Atlantic waves. Surf festivals and events go on throughout the peak season but hardy surfers can be seen out in all weathers. Whether you’re a novice or experienced, there are many academies and surf schools offering lessons and equipment hire.

Cornwall’s beaches really are some of the best in the world!