Porthmeor Beach is awarded a prestigious Blue Flag 2023 by Keep Britain Tidy.

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:

  • Safety and services, such as first aid, lifeguards where necessary
  • Environmental information, including displaying details about local eco systems
  • Water quality – Blue Flag beaches must meet the ‘excellent’ water quality standard as set out in the EU bathing water directive and Seaside Award winners must meet the ‘sufficient’ standard.
  • Environmental management, including litter and waste.

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