Blue Flag & Seaside Awards for Cornwall’s Beaches 2019

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

Keep Britain Tidy, the organisation responsible for the 2019 awards, announced that 15 beaches in Cornwall have been awarded either one, or both of these prestigious status marks – the Blue Flag and the Seaside Award.

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

The seven Cornish beaches flying Blue Flags, the international standard for the best beaches in the world, this season will be Gyllyngvase (Falmouth), Porthmeor (St Ives), Great Western (Newquay), Porthtowan, Trevone Bay, Widemouth Bay and Carbis Bay. All seven have also been successful in their bid for a 2019 Seaside Award.

Crackington Haven, Perranporth, Polzeath, Porth (Newquay), Porthminster (St Ives), Sennen Cove, Crooklets (Bude), Summerleaze (Bude) have been successful in winning Keep Britain Tidy’s own Seaside Award for the beaches that meet the very highest standards for cleanliness and facilities.

The newest addition to the award-winning Cornish beach team is Crackington Haven. The beach, with its stony foreshore and golden sand, will now be proudly flying its Seaside award for 2019.



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!

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