Closed consultation

Bathing waters: designating 8 beaches in Cornwall

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Detail of feedback received

We received 153 responses to this consultation and we are considering these. We will publish the decision on whether the beaches will be designated as bathing waters before the 2018 bathing season.


Seeking views on proposals to designate 8 beaches in Cornwall as bathing waters.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about a proposal to designate eight beaches in Cornwall as bathing waters under the Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC). This follows an application we have received from Cornwall Council. The beaches being considered are:

  • 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

We have published evidence of facilities and usage at each site. You can also read the criteria for designation and de-designation of bathing waters.

This consultation will be of interest to the recreation sector, leisure and tourism industries, beach users, environmental campaigners and families.

Published 15 March 2017