Cornwall's beaches are flying high ...

Cornwall's beaches are flying high ...

Cornwall's beaches are flying high ...

Beach champions, residents and visitors across Cornwall are celebrating, as 13 beaches prepare to hoist either, or both, a world-renowned Blue Flag or Seaside Award flag above their beaches. 

For the fourth year running, Rock-based Sharp’s Brewery has helped ensure that Cornish beaches are amongst the best in the world, with the county having more iconic Blue Flags and Seaside Awards, flying over the coastline, than any other part of the UK.

Sharp’s sponsorship provides the funding for Cornwall Council to make the applications and work with the communities who deliver environmental initiatives, all of which make this fantastic achievement possible. The local brewery also sponsors the Blue Flag Award nationally (run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy), with five pence from every limited release beer being donated to support the charity's work.

James Nicholls, Senior Brand Manager at Sharp’s Brewery said: "With Sharp’s Brewery being based in Rock, North Cornwall, the coastline and our beaches are deeply important to us. We are delighted to have supported our hard working beach champions and local volunteers, as well as Cornwall Council, and Keep Britain Tidy's BeachCare project over the last four years with our support now totalling in excess of £32,000.

“The team at Sharp’s fully appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into gaining, and keeping, so many iconic Cornish Blue Flag and Seaside Awards. Thanks and congratulations to all of these 13 beaches and to all involved behind the scenes, from us all at Sharp’s Brewery.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “It is fantastic news for Cornwall’s holiday-makers, overseas visitors, residents and businesses that we have been able to award an amazing 20 flags to the county’s beaches this year. The support from Sharp’s Brewery is invaluable in supporting both Cornwall’s beaches and volunteers, and the Blue Flag more widely – which improves the quality of England’s coastline and promotes our best beaches.

“The success of Cornwall’s beaches in reaching the very high standards of both awards are a real testament to all those who have worked so hard to protect and improve our beaches – from beach managers and volunteers to local people and businesses.”