Keep Britain Tidy has released the list of beaches which have won coveted beach awards.
Among the Seaside Award winners in Cornwall
with Portreath are Sennen Cove, Carbis Bay, Crackington Haven,
Gyllyngvase, Great Western, Perranporth, Polzeath, Porth, Porthtowan,
Porthmeor and Porthminster
in St Ives, Trevone Bay, Widemouth Bay, Crooklets and Summerleaze.
Keep Britain Tidy’s chief executive Allison
Ogden-Newton said: “This year, more than ever, we are going to be
relying on our country’s beautiful beaches to escape for a much-needed
break after all
the stresses and strains of the past year.
“Last year, due to the pandemic, we did not
have the opportunity to celebrate all the great award-winning beaches
around the coast so this year we are delighted to have even more winners
did in 2019, thanks to the incredible work of the teams around the
country that make our beaches clean and safe for us all to enjoy.
“From environmental education for the
community and ensuring responsible beach use, to cleaning regimes and an
increasing number of recycling facilities, it is a full-time commitment
to create beaches
worthy of these awards.
“As we all plan our 2021 holidays much closer
to home, thanks to the Seaside Award those choosing to holiday in South
West near one of its award-winning beaches can be assured it will be
safe and meet the highest standards for water quality and management.”
The international UK Seaside Award is a
quality mark for our beaches and mean those visiting them can be sure
that they are clean, safe and meet the highest environmental standards,
as well as the
tough international bathing water quality standards.
Back in October 2019 one of the first
meetings of the Portreath Business Group took place talking about a
mixture of topics that affected the local community and businesses
within the village.
One of the ideas to help celebrate Portreath
was to apply for a beach award as everyone recognised what a special
beach and harbour Portreath is, this Cornish gem attracts holiday makers
and has produced some stunning turquoise sea photos over the years.
Matt Way Resort Direct at the award wining
Gwel an Mor Resort said “the pandemic last year delayed the awards but
not our resolve to show off this special location and to recognise the
of the local community who have looked after and cherished Portreath’s
“This year is going to be another bumper year
for Cornwall and we have a responsibility to ensure holiday makers and
local visitors enjoy what’s on offer whilst at the same time respecting
To see more information about the awards go to