Browse by category


Blog archive

2018September 2018 (4)August 2018 (4)July 2018 (4)June 2018 (3)May 2018 (4)April 2018 (4)March 2018 (4)February 2018 (4)January 2018 (4)2017December 2017 (3)November 2017 (5)October 2017 (3)September 2017 (4)August 2017 (4)July 2017 (4)June 2017 (3)May 2017 (4)April 2017 (3)March 2017 (4)February 2017 (4)January 2017 (4)2016December 2016 (11)November 2016 (11)October 2016 (11)September 2016 (11)August 2016 (10)July 2016 (11)June 2016 (10)May 2016 (11)April 2016 (10)March 2016 (11)February 2016 (11)January 2016 (11)2015December 2015 (14)November 2015 (8)October 2015 (12)September 2015 (9)August 2015 (9)July 2015 (10)June 2015 (9)May 2015 (11)April 2015 (9)March 2015 (10)February 2015 (10)January 2015 (9)2014December 2014 (9)November 2014 (10)October 2014 (10)September 2014 (8)August 2014 (9)July 2014 (6)June 2014 (9)May 2014 (7)
Cornwall beaches near our boutique hotel in Golant have Blue Flag status

A number of beaches across Cornwall have been awarded Blue Flag status, which is hoped to boost the tourism to the county this summer. The award is given out for beaches with high water quality and their safety.



A Blue Flag status means a beach is one of the best in the world, and the Duchy has more than anywhere else in the UK. Tourism bosses hope that more people visiting Cornwall will visit the sands that have the awards.

Peter Norfolk, a Paralympic tennis player who raised the Blue Flag at Porthtowan, said: "You can look on the internet and you can see the water quality, the quality of the beach and all that, and you know that you are getting a very good standard, if you are going to swim or body board or surf you know that you are not going to have any pollutants there in the water."

Some Cornish businesses helped raise money for beaches to apply for the high quality status, and now eight across the county have been named as Blue Flag status. There are only 68 beaches with that status in the UK.

Neil Hembrow from Keep Britain Tidy said: "There are eight Blue Flag beaches for Cornwall, which is fantastic, that is a really high number, in the UK there are only 68, for any beach to receive Blue Flag they are really the crème de la crème of beaches."

Our boutique hotel in Golant is close to many fantastic beaches, making it the perfect destination for a beach holiday this summer. With a three-month heatwave heading to Cornwall too, the summer of 2016 is definitely the best time to visit the South West.

Other posts you might like:

Discover hidden gems in Cornwall this Bank Holiday

Big music names heading to Cornwall this summer

Photo by: Graham Horn

Tagged under: Cornwall   Beach   News   Coast