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The Best Beaches in Cornwall for 2018

Great Western beach

Great Western beach, Newquay

Blue Flags and Seaside Awards

The Seaside Awards official list of beach winners has just been revealed and there’s plenty for Cornwall to celebrate. Eight beautiful beaches have obtained Blue Flag Status along with a Seaside Award and a further six have been honoured with a Seaside Award. Both awards are recognised as prestigious markers of beach excellence.

Blue Flag & Seaside Award Winners

The following beaches have been recognised for their water quality, environmental efforts and good management:

  • Gyllyngvase
  • Carbis Bay
  • Porthmeor
  • Porthtowan
  • Great Western
  • Trevone Bay
  • Polzeath
  • Widemouth

Comments on the beaches ranged from Trevone Bay being named as a ‘wonderful escape’ to Great Western beach in Newquay being called a ‘hidden treasure and an amazing retreat, despite being in the heart of Newquay and a stone throw from a variety of creature comforts and tourist attractions.’

Gyllyngvase beach

Gyllyngvase beach

Porthmeor beach

Porthmeor beach

Seaside Award Winners

Recognised as being the best beaches in England, Seaside Awards celebrate the diverse coastline and quality of the beach:

  • Sennen Cove
  • Porthminster
  • Perranporth
  • Porth
  • Summerleaze
  • Crooklets

Cornwall is definitely set for the summer!

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