Cornwall Council is welcoming a consultation launched by DEFRA asking for views on a proposal, put forward by the Council, to designate an additional eight beaches in Cornwall as bathing waters.

  • Booby’s Bay, near St Merryn
  • Godrevy, The Towans, Hayle
  • Gwynver, Whitesand Bay
  • Northcott Mouth, near Bude
  • South Fistral, Newquay
  • Mexico Towan, Hayle
  • Tregonhawke, Whitsand Bay
  • Upton Towan, Hayle

In Cornwall there are currently 81 designated bathing waters but some of our beaches are not currently designated which means that bathing water samples are not taken from them and so we have no official data on the quality of the bathing water at these beaches.

Joyce Duffin, Cornwall Council cabinet member for housing and environment said: “We have been pro-active in requesting that these beaches be designated as we feel it is important that people who use them are given a more informed choice about whether they go into the water based on reliable information about its quality.

Story posted 16 March 2017