The RNLI Padstow all-weather and Rock D class inshore lifeboats were used to rescue four adults and three children on Butter Hole beach in Padstow.
A cliff walker spotted the words "send for help" written in the sand.
More top news
The A37 is a busy route, with many people using the road to commute into Bristol from the South.
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has produced its final report.
An enormous Russian flag has been removed from Salisbury cathedral after it appeared on scaffolding overnight.