A time lapse video made up of still images kindly provided by Southwest Coastal monitoring. All images used were taken over period of 2 1/2 years by visitors at the CoastSnap beach monitoring point at Porthmeor Beach, St Ives Cornwall. https://southwest.coastalmonitoring.org/coastsnap-home/
Porthmeor Beach, St Ives and Carbis Bay are among 9 beaches in Cornwall to achieve the internationally recognised Blue Flag award for 2023. Only 77 beaches around the UK were awarded this prestigious award. Porthminster Beach also won a Seaside Award.
Blue Flag is an international award managed by Keep Britain Tidy on behalf of the Foundation for Environmental Education. It is only presented to well-managed beaches with excellent water quality, as defined in the EU Bathing Water Directive, and environmental education programmes.
Among the criteria beaches are assessed against are: