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Which South West beaches have lifeguards this half-term?

Lifeguards are back patrolling some of our beaches for the half-term break. Credit: PA

People heading to the coasts of Devon and Cornwall this half-term break are being urged to visit a lifeguarded beach.

The RNLI says they're put in extra lifeguards on patrol along some of the busiest beaches.


  • Porthtowan
  • Perranporth
  • Praa Sands
  • Gwithian
  • Porthmeor
  • Sennen
  • Fistral
  • Watergate Bay
  • Towan and Mawgan Porth
  • Polzeath
  • Widemouth
  • Summerleaze


  • Croyde
  • Woolacombe
  • Bantham

The RNLI says people should not enter the water if they see someone in trouble, but call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard. If you have something that floats, throw it to them.



Fuel stolen from RNLI inflatable boat

Credit: RNLI

In recent weeks approximately 20 litres of fuel has been stolen from an RNLI inflatable boat on the Isles of Scilly.

Locals are appealing for information on the fuel thieves and are urging anyone with any information or evidence to contact 01720 422444.

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