A Decade of Blue Flags at Carbis Bay
It has been announced this week that Carbis Bay beach has retained its Blue Flag status for the 10th year running, alongside also being awarded a Seaside Award this year.
Internationally recognised, the Blue Flag acts as a guarantee to visitors that a beach or marina is one of the best in the world.
Administered in Britain by Keep Britain Tidy, the coveted scheme is awarded to Beach Operators that fulfil a number of strict criteria covering environmental information and education, environmental management, water quality, safety and services.
Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate owns the 25 acres of beach at Carbis Bay, which overlooks the bay and offers guests direct access to the golden sands.
Stephen Baker, owner of the Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate said: “It is a delight to be awarded the Blue Flag status for the 10th year running, and a wonderful addition to also be granted the Seaside Award. The awards are given to Beach Operators who make a special effort to manage their coastal water environment and beaches, so retaining the status assures all of our guests and visitors of the very highest standard of care.”
Stephen continued: “We are particularly pleased to hear the comment from the Blue Flag jury – ‘this beach appears to be very well looked after by the hotel who care about visitors’, something we are thrilled has been highlighted.”
19 awards have been granted to Cornwall for 2016 (11 Seaside Awards and 8 Blue Flag Awards) – the highest number in England. Carbis Bay’s accolades come at an important time for the Hotel.
Stephen explains: “We are currently in the midst of an exciting beachfront development which will result in a range of new facilities for the local community, as well as attracting year-round use, bringing more visitors to the area. We have made it our priority to ensure the development has as little impact on the beach, our hotel and facilities as possible. This, along with the Blue Flag Award, highlights our commitment to the future of our stunning natural coastline.”