RNLI lifeguards have returned to beaches in Cornwall and Devon, days after the charity urged the government to restrict access to coastal areas.
The beaches that will be covered include:
Croyde Bay in North Devon has also seen the return of lifeguard cover.
WATCH: ITV West Country's Jonty Messer speaks to the Chief Executive of the RNLI, Mark Dowie
Despite repeated warnings from the charity about the dangers of visiting coastal areas without lifeguard cover, eased lockdown measures have seen thousands flock to West Country beaches in recent weeks.
Mr Dowie said this has put the charity in an "impossible situation", forcing bosses to "choose between keeping the public or our lifeguards safe".
It is hoping that a lifeguard service will soon be operational on around 30% of the beaches it usually covers during the summer months.
Ahead of the weekend, people will see lifeguards on the beaches listed above as they make final preparations for the start of the season.
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