The RNLI is increasing the number of beaches which will have a lifeguard service in the West Country.
From July, patrols will take place on more than 70% of the region’s beaches.
The announcement comes as warmer weather and a large swell is forecast, prompting a safety warning to surfers and beachgoers.
The charity, which only started reinstating lifeguard cover to beaches in June, will patrol the following beaches from Saturday 27 June:
Further patrols will begin the following week, on Saturday, 4 July on these beaches:
Crackington Haven in Bude, meanwhile, will be lifeguarded from 9 July.
In order to comply with social distancing, all lifeguards have undergone new training and will be provided with PPE.
Ahead of what is expected to be a warm weekend, the RNLI is also reminding surfers and beachgoers to stay safe and not enter the water alone.
Anyone planning a visit to the coast should remember and follow the RNLI’s safety advice:
Have a plan – check the weather forecast, tide times and read local hazard signage
Keep a close eye on your family – on the beach and in the water
Do not allow your family to swim or surf alone
Do not use inflatables
If you fall into the water unexpectedly, FLOAT TO LIVE, fight your instinct to thrash around, lean back, extend your arms and legs, and FLOAT
In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard