The RNLI is warning people of the dangers of the coast after more than twenty people were rescued from one bathing spot in one day.
RNLI lifeguards at Croyde beach rescued 24 people after bathers and bodyboarders were caught in strong rip currents. The casualties, including children, were dragged away from the beach and unable to make it back to shore in the conditions.
RNLI lifeguards carried out several rescues throughout the day (Tuesday July 24th) as people struggled.
A consultation on plans to ban dogs from some of Cornwall’s most popular beaches has reignited a massive debate about the matter.Read the full story ›
People get to have their say on plans to ban dogs from some of Cornwall's most popular beaches.Read the full story ›
Plans to ban dogs from some of Cornwall's most popular beaches go out to consultation for twelve weeks from today. The proposals could see a permanant year-round ban on dogs at St Ives Harbour beach.
Four beaches in Devon have lost their blue flag status - for safety and cleanliness. 18 in the South West HAVE won flags - 6 in Cornwall and 12 in Devon.
Croyde Bay and Woolacombe Sands in North Devon, Bigbury-on-Sea in South Devon and Preston Sands in Torbay all lost the coveted status.
The south west has some of the best beaches in the world. That's according to Keep Britain Tidy, which has just announced its annual Blue Flag Awards. 44 beaches across the region received awards. England as a whole has been ranked in the top ten across the world for Blue Flag beaches.
Tourists heading to the South West's beaches over the bank holiday weekend are being reminded by the RNLI to stay safe. Despite the weather, the charity is anticipating a busy weekend. It's just started lifeguard patrols at 34 beaches across Cornwall, Devon and Dorset.
Beachgoers are advised to swim and bodyboard in supervised areas marked out by red and yellow flags.
St Ives Town Council has voted to go ahead with a consultation on proposals for a year round dog ban on one beach and a summer time ban on four others. The consultation will last 12 weeks. Dog walkers are furious at plans to ban them from some of Cornwall's most popular beaches.
Kathy Wardle reports on how dog walkers are furious at plans to ban them from some of Cornwall's most popular beaches. The changes could see a permanent year round ban on dogs in St Ives harbour.St Ives Town Council will discuss whether to extend the current bans on its beaches this evening.