Warning to take extra care as lifeguards finish summer service

Lifeguards finish summer service Credit: PA

As the lifeguard service for the season ends today, visitors to the Welsh coast are being urged to take extra care on the beach.

The RNLI has had a busy season and there have been a spate of deaths off Britain's coast in recent weeks, including several in Wales.

Now RNLI lifeguards will finish their daily safety service on the beaches of Wales this weekend.

Lifeguards will lower the flags and pack their equipment away for the final time at 6pm today at 37 beaches in Denbighshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Porthcawl and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Two beaches - Trecco Bay in Porthcawl and Whitesands Beach in Pembrokeshire - will have a lifeguard service continue until Sunday 25 September.

Lifeguards end summer service Credit: PA

The RNLI has run a lifeguard service on more Welsh beaches than ever before in 2016.

Now members of the public are being encouraged to take extra care and consider their safety on the beaches after Sunday's season end.