Blue Flag Beaches in Cornwall - Polzeath, Padstow, Constantine Bay & Mawgan Porth

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2010 BLUE FLAG BEACHES IN CORNWALL
Carbis Bay, Gyllyngvase, Polzeath, Porthmeor, Porthtowan,
Whitesand Bay/Sennen Cove

In this section, are a list of Cornwall's Beaches that have been awarded the Blue Flag status.

Blue Flag is an international award scheme that clearly identifies beaches or marinas that have achieved the highest quality of water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management. The scheme is extremely important to local holiday resorts and has acted as an incentive to improve the quality of the coast.

 

Carbis Bay - Cornwall
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CARBIS BAY

 

  • Car park
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Lifeguard during summer months
  • No dogs Easter to October

A one mile north facing crescent of soft, golden sand surrounded by hills which offer good protection. A popular family beach due to the safe bathing offered. Easy access from car park.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 11' 52.95"
W5º 27' 55.69"

 
Gyllyngvase Beach - Cornwall
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GYLLYNGVASE

 

  • Car park adjacent to the beach
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Lifeguard during summer months
  • No dogs Easter to October

Falmouth's largest and most popular beach, consisting of a fine crescent of sand backed by well kept gardens. Popular with families for its safe bathing and size. Level access from adjacent parking. South east facing.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 08' 42.50"
W5º 04' 10.82"

 
Polzeath Beach - Cornwall
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POLZEATH

 

  • Car park adjacent to the beach
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Lifeguard during summer months
  • No dogs Easter to October

A large, west facing, bay of flat golden sand. Popular with surfers and bathers and is regularly cleaned. Easily accessible from adjacent parking.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 34' 25.21"
W4º 54' 58.54"

 
Porthmeor Beach - Cornwall
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PORTHMEOR

 

  • Parking in the town car parks
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Lifeguard during summer months
  • No dogs Easter to October

A large wide expanse of soft golden sand on the Western side of St Ives. A popular surfing beach which is overlooked by the St Ives Tate Gallery. North facing.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 12' 52.68"
W5º 29' 04.05"

 
Porthtowan Beach - Cornwall
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PORTHTOWAN

 

  • Car park adjacent to the beach
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Lifeguard during summer months
  • No dogs Easter to October

Large north west facing sandy cove flanked by steep cliffs This is a popular beach for surfers and families alike. Car park adjacent and easily accessible to beach. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 17' 12.54"
W5º 14' 24.99"

 
Whitesand Bay - Cornwall
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WHITESAND BAY

 

  • Car park
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Lifeguard during summer months
  • No dogs Easter to October

A west facing, mile long stretch of golden sands with rocks appearing at low tide. East access from car parks. One of only two blue flag beaches in Cornwall and highly recommended for surfing. At the far end of the beach is an unofficial nudist beach.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
N50º 04' 41.63"
W5º 41' 52.68"

 

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