Landscape photograph of the North Cornish Coast

Our Charity of the Year 2021

Throughout 2021 we are supporting Surfers Against Sewage - protecting the UK's coastlines for all to enjoy safely and sustainably.

 “We’re delighted to have been chosen as Cornish Gems Charity of the year. At Surfers Against Sewage, we’re passionate about protecting our unique coastal environment and support from Cornish Gems will help to ensure we can keep our beaches and coastline safe and beautiful for everyone.”  - Pete Lewis, Director of Fundrasing.

We are fortunate to be based in such a beautiful county surrounded by coastline, including miles of sandy beaches and sparkling seas. Whether local or visitor, young or old: for the half a million people who call Cornwall home, as well as the millions who visit the county every year, Surfers Against Sewage is fighting the good fight, protecting Cornwall's clean waters for us all to enjoy.  


Help us support SAS

We encourage our Cornish Gems guests to support the charity alongside us, by donating £2, £5, £10 or £25 when making a reservation through our website. We do hope that this is a cause that you will choose to support with us!

You can read more about the work of Surfers Against Sewage and how you can get involved on their website – or find them on Facebook to keep up to date with all their fundraising events that you might like to get involved during your time in Cornwall.


Safer Seas Service: To access real-time water quality, pollution alerts and beach safety information at your fingertips, Surfers Against Sewage and the Environment Agency have collaborated to produce this brilliant, handy little app.


Available on Apple and Android, the app features the lastest ocean related news, risk warnings and information about your local beaches. And if you're beach bound this summer, take a look at their Socially Responsible Beach Guide