Carlyon Bay before the destruction began in 2004 - it's now littered with debris and unwelcoming fencing
These three beaches which make up Carlyon Bay are earmarked to be buried under concrete by a developer who wants to build more than 500 apartments and houses, as well as retail space and a hotel.
Planning permission was granted in 2011 but they have no immediate plans to begin the work. Meanwhile they have ruined these beaches by destroying the natural habitat which grew up over more than a century and which was enjoyed by generations of local people and visitors.
Carlyon Bay Watch exists to raise awareness of the destruction of St Austell's once family-friendly beach, to highlight the threat to public access and to campaign for any development to be safe, in scale and sympathetic to the coastal landscape of south Cornwall.
Councillors order the removal of the iron shuttering
Councillors voted unanimously to take out an Enforcement Notice against developers CEG ordering them to remove the iron shuttering - erected without planning permission in 2004.
(Details on Latest News page)
These beaches have been privately owned since forming part of the Carlyon Estate. Only one was built on with sports facilities - later this became an entertainment venue - the Cornwall Coliseum.
Since being bought by CEG in 2004, the Coliseum has been partly demolished and left to rot. Woodlands on the other two beaches which were popular walking and picnic areas were dug up.
CEG says they won't start building until at least 2016.
So now we're left with the resulting debris as well as the remains of the unauthorised "temporary" sea defences.
We're trying to put pressure on CEG to clear up the mess they've made so that people can at least enjoy the beaches until building starts.
Please help us do that by signing our petition.
It's hard to believe a Public Right of Way runs past the old Cornwall Coliseum - CEG shows its attitude to the public