Is a voluntary, non commercial Organisation whose aims are to provide free information for leisure, education and tourism purposes and support the website cornwallbeaches.org.uk
The website compiled by Mike Hawkey is designed to be a truly comprehensive guide to all the beaches in Cornwall however big or small. It is not meant to be a specialist site but one that provides basic information on the important issues especially access, safety, beach quality and the key matter of what the beaches look like. Full of photos and descriptions It attempts to capture the wonders and magic of over 400 beaches and coves as well as being a celebration of Cornwall’s wonderful coastline.
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Mike Hawkey has lived most of his life in Cornwall and fortunate to work for Cornwall County Council for nearly 40 years. For most of this time he had overall responsibility for environmental work around the coastline including beach management. In later years was Head of Environment and Heritage for a range of Council Services including the management of the Coast Path. He worked with numerous organisations in Cornwall such as the National Trust, Natural England and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. He is now retired. He is a keen photographer and cares passionately about Cornwall’s Coastline which he argues is the most spectacular and diverse 480kms of cliff-land, beaches, sand dunes, coves, foreshore and lestuaries anywhere in the world largely because of its unique physiography and flora. He has always been a keen beach explorer and relishes long distance sea kayaking trips around the Cornish Coast and Estuaries together with a spot of kayak surfing. Since 2010 he has visited every beach on the website, many more than once; this has often involved discussions with local people and organisations.
If you would like to be a member of ‘Cornwall Beach Information’, complete the form below. Youwill then receive confirmation of your membership together regular newsletters and any updates on Cornwall’s Beaches. You will also have the opportunity to provide useful information that needs to be included on the website or forwarded to other relevant organisations.