With the beach as our playground with abundance of stunning Cornish coastline to explore, it's hugely important to us that our beaches and places of natural beauty remain for future generations to enjoy.
On #NationalEarthDay we are launching our new Beach Clean Station which will be available throughout the Summer outside our hotel for you to grab a litter pick and a bag and to individually make a difference to our wonderful beaches.
We also recently hosted Evie from Evie's Beach Cleans to stay with us and lead a beach clean campaign on Fistral Beach. Evie is a keen young lady working very hard in her spare time to keep the beautiful beaches of Newquay clean, while motivating and inspiring others to join her. We absolutely love her passion for keeping our planet healthy and our seas safe, thank you Evie for all your hard work.
If you would like to get involved and support Evie on her latest campaign 'Save The Dunes' you can read more about it here.
Below is a little more about Evie and what motivates her to drive this campaign forward.
What inspired you to start your beach cleans?
I love animals and it was dreadful to see all the rubbish on the beach that would kill the animals if it went in the sea. It also made me feel sad when hearing about all the number of animals in the ocean decreasing.
How old were you when you began to take an interest?
I was six years old when I started beach clean and now I am 8.
Have you seen support grow, with more people joining you for your beach cleans?
Sometimes friends join us for beach cleans or my cousins, but it’s mostly Mel, me and my mum.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever found?
Human poo under a flip flop, a mop, part of a TV remote and a gas stove.
What’s the most common thing you find on the beach?
Plastic toys, poo bags (full and empty - our record is 64 on one litter pick!), shoes, food packages, nails from fires and drinks cans and bottles.
What’s one simple thing visitors to the beach could be doing to help keep our beaches free of litter?
If you have a dog, please take a bag with you and pick up some rubbish on your dog walk, take your rubbish away with you if you can’t see a bin, if you drop rubbish think about the damage it may cause to our ocean and take refillable water bottles and reusable coffee cups.
What’s your favourite Newquay beach and why?
Fistral because I’ve lived near it my whole life and it’s the beach we go to most. It has one of the best sunsets and I love going in the sea and exploring the rock pools.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time when you’re not carrying our beach cleans?
Sewing, making things, gymnastics, surfing, ballet, swimming and playing with my dog, gerbils and fish.