Thousands of volunteers are taking part in the annual Autumn Beach Clean this weekend.
This year the charity Surfers Against Sewage are holding 80 beach cleans across the South West and have teamed up with World Animal Protection to tackle the amount of discarded fishing gear that ends up on the regions beaches. Around 200 people volunteered at Perranporth today - one of the beaches worst effected by abandoned fishing gear.
Beaches in the West Country lost thousands of tonnes of sand after last winter's storms and could take years to recover, according to a new report.
Those in Cornwall fared the worst in the country, with the tiny village of Beesands particularly affected.
Over the winter, hundreds of tonnes of sand had to be shifted to protect the Watering Hole pub which is on the beach at Perranporth.
Police investigating the death of a man whose naked body was found on Perranporth beach say they're now winding down their inquiries.
The body of 64-year-old Alan Jeal from Wadebridge was found with a sock and headphones stuffed into his mouth. He also had multiple injuries which police couldn't explain. He was last seen around Wadebridge, Truro, Newquay and Perranporth. Police say they're not ruling out a crime, but neither have they found anything to explain what happened to him.
Police investigating the death of Alan Jeal hope last night's nationwide appeal for information may give them new clues. Mr Jeal's naked body was found on a Cornish beach last February. Detective Chief Inspector Dave Thorne talks to our presenter Ian Axton about why police still can't be sure that Mr Jeal was murdered.
Devon and Cornwall Police will be reviewing whether any new evidence has emerged in their investigation in to the death of Alan Jeal.
His body was discovered on Perranporth beach back in February and a murder enquiry is now underway. Last night the case was featured on national television.
Detectives are hoping a reconstruction of the last known movements of a man found dead on a Cornish beach will help them find out what happened to him.
Alan Jeal's naked body was found washed up on the beach at Perranporth in February. It is hoped tonight's national appeal will provide some answers about what happened.
New CCTV images have been released of a man who was found dead on Perranporth Beach in February.Read the full story ›
Campaigners fear plans to turn a historic hotel in Perranporth into private homes will hit the local economy and push property prices even higher.
It reflects what's happening in coastal towns across Devon and Cornwall, with many new apartments being snapped-up as second homes.
The developers, though, say there's no demand for keeping it as a hotel. Steve Hardy reports:
Police in Cornwall have released new images of the last moments of Alan Jeal's life, before he was found dead on Perranporth Beach.Read the full story ›
Police in Cornwall investigating the death of Alan Jeal have released new CCTV images showing him in Newquay on the night before his body was washed up on Perranporth beach.
He's seen getting off a bus at Newquay bus station at 8.16pm and walking around the town centre, before catching the 9.15pm bus to Perranporth.
Originally we believed Alan caught the bus from Truro to Perranporth on Monday evening, but now this latest CCTV shows Alan in Newquay before taking a bus to Perranporth.
We are hoping this may jog the memory of someone who was in the area at the same time as Alan and they may recall seeing him.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 381 of 1st March.