Warning to use lifeguard manned beaches in last days of summer
SUN lovers keen to catch the last few rays of the summer are being urged to use lifeguarded beaches.
The RNLI are expecting the hot weather to result in a last foray for beach-lovers to the country's coast and are reminding people that the charity will patrol 67 beaches across the South West and Channel Islands.
Beaches covered by RNLI lifeguards include seven in Devon and 42 in Cornwall.
Steve Instance, RNLI Lifeguard Inspector for the south west, said he hoped those heading to the beaches will chose one where a lifeguard team was on duty.
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He said: "Our lifeguards are there to keep people safe, offering useful advice to help prevent accidents and a rapid reaction if something does go wrong.
"The red and yellow flags indicate lifeguards on duty and highlight the safe bathing areas so you can rest assured you are being watched over while you enjoy late summer conditions.
"To find out more you can visit the RNLI website, or download our new Beach Finder app, available free on Android and Apple devices, which also enables you to check real-time weather information, water quality and view lifeguard season dates, patrol times and safety warnings."
In Devon the RNLI lifeguarded beaches include Bantham, Sedgewell Cove and Challaborough in the South Hams and Croyde, Woolacombe, Westward Ho! and Sandymere in North Devon.
In South-East Cornwall the beaches covered include Tregonhawke, Sharrow and Tregantle.