A beach in Plymouth has been closed again after more asbestos was found on the sand.Read the full story ›
Woolacombe stole the top-spot for the West Country as the fourth best beach in the UK.Read the full story ›
The region's main tourist season started in style today with sunshine and warm weather across the board.Read the full story ›
South West Water has been fined £150,000 for polluting a stream and a Devon beach at the height of the holiday season.
The water company admitted allowing sewage to flow down Dawlish beach during the August bank holiday in 2015.
It blamed blockages caused by people flushing wet wipes and also admitted killing fish by polluting Woodbury brook near Exmouth.
An eighteen metre-long dead whale which washed up on a beach in South Devon is being chopped up and removed. It's thought to cost £10,000.Read the full story ›
The May Bank Holiday weekend sees the return of lifeguard patrols to many of the region's beaches.
The RNLI is urging people heading to the coast to take heed of safety advice and swim in supervised areas between the red and yellow flags.
Here's lifeguard Ollie Shaldon explaining what to do if you get into difficulty:
14 beaches in Devon and Cornwall have over the two week break and 4 extra will be patrolled over the bank holiday weekendRead the full story ›
Special chairs that allow disabled people to use the beach will be back on Polzeath beach today - a year since they were destroyed by vandals.
Sand Chairs or beach access wheelchairs can be used in a range of outdoor environments. The adapted chairs cost thousands of pounds and the charity Disability Cornwall look for sponsors to help purchase them.
When they were destroyed at the Cornish beach last year it meant wheelchair users couldn't access the beach easily for the rest of the summer.
Two chairs will be back in action from today and they will be looked after by Wavehunters surf school.
These chairs were in constant demand from folk with a disability, amputees, older people and anyone else who needed them – it will be amazing to have a new pair on the beach – I am so excited!
Former Olympic rower James Cracknell and his son Croyde have been praised for their quick thinking and bravery after rescuing a family from drowning this weekend.
Cracknell and his son were surfing at Croyde Bay in Devon on Saturday when Croyde spotted a grandfather and his grandson struggling in the water and alerted his father before dashing over to help.
The 11-year-old surfer assisted Jim Greatorex, 67, telling him to hold on to his board, as his father made his way towards the man's grandson Emerson who reportedly was yelling "I'm 7, I'm too young to die."
After reaching the struggling swimmers the father and son Cracknell team were able to bring everyone back to safety and everyone walked away "shaken but fine".
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