Gyllyngvase Beach is set to have under sand heating installed to make it an all year round holiday destination.

In a new pilot scheme being trialled in Falmouth, heating company Blue Flame has been commissioned to install specially designed underfloor heating and heating outlets across the popular tourist beach.

The project, which begins today April 1, will include the installation of two large commercial gas boilers, 30 heating outlets and meters of underfloor heating pipework installed to the main beach area. This heating will enable the beach to keep at a constant temperature of between 18-23 degrees throughout the year.

Blue Flame Director, Simon Foxhall said: ”Having explored a variety of options for this area we are delighted to announce our plans for gas heating across the beach in Falmouth.

"Subject to the pilot scheme analysis, we are hoping to roll the project out to other Cornish beaches over the next 18 months. Given the ever changing Cornish weather we think this will enhance the beach users experience even on days of inclement weather.

"We are exceptionally proud to have been chosen for this project and look forward to supporting Falmouth as an all year round holiday destination!”

* For those who didn't spot the joke check the date. This is of course an April Fool! Thanks to Blue Flame for being good sports.