Beach Cleaning

We are responsible for the cleansing of a number of beaches across Cornwall. We only clean beaches that are owned by Cornwall Council or that are privately leased through the Council.

The beaches are given a cleansing priority dependant on their location, usage and time of year. These beaches are required to be cleansed by the contractor, Cory Environmental, to the standards set by Cornwall Council. These standards were agreed using the Cleanliness National Indicators.

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View the map to see the list of Cornwall's Council cleaned beaches and their cleaning priorities

Beach cleaning prioritySeasonal period 
 

Main

Peak

Off peak

 

Frequency of beach monitoring and cleaning

Standard

Frequency of beach monitoring and cleaning

Standard

Frequency of beach monitoring and cleaning

Standard

Low

Reactive

Grade B

Weekly

Grade B

Reactive

Grade B

Medium

Daily

Grade B

Daily

Grade B

Weekly

Grade B

High

Daily

Grade A

Daily

Grade A

Weekly

Grade B

Seasonal periodDatesNotes

Main

1st May - 30th September

Including 2 weeks over Easter holidays and Easter Weekend,1 week over October half-term and 1 week over Christmas.

Peak

Mid July - end of the first week of September

 

Off peak

1st October - 30th April

Excluding 2 weeks over Easter holidays,1 week over October half-term and 1 week over Christmas.


For more information about Cornish beaches visit the Beaches in Cornwall webpage.