RNLI calls time on summer with end of Exmouth and Sandy Bay beach lifeguard patrols

Summer season RNLI lifeguard patrols on Exmouth and Sandy Bay beaches come to an end on Sunday, September 1.

The sea safety charity has called time on peak season lifeguard patrols at selected beaches across the region from the start of September.

The RNLI has released a list of beaches where lifeguard cover is available until the end of September, urging visitors to the coast to choose a patrolled beach.

Steve Instance, RNLI community safety partner, said: “We normally see a change in weather conditions during September, with Atlantic swells making conditions more challenging.

“We’re still expecting people to be enjoying the coast, especially if we have more good weather, so it’s important people make sure the beach they’re visiting is lifeguarded.”

He added: “If you are planning on swimming at a lifeguarded beach, you should stay between the red and yellow flags as this is the safest area and is most closely monitored by lifeguards.”

RNLI patrols will finish on Sunday, September 1, at the following Devon beaches:

Sandy Bay, Exmouth, Dawlish Warren, Teignmouth Hope Cove, Blackpool Sands, Slapton Sands, Thurlestone, and Bigbury on Sea North.

In Cornwall – Freathy. Dorset – West Bay and Lyme Regis.

Tuesday, September 3, will be the last day of RNLI lifeguard patrols at Greenhill (Weymouth), Northcott, Crackington Haven, Porthkidney, Carbis Bay, Porthcurno, Marazion, Crantock River, Lusty Glaze, Polurrian Cove, Gunwalloe, and Porthleven.

From Monday, September 9, Burnham-on-Sea and Berrow beaches will also no longer be lifeguarded.

To find your nearest RNLI lifeguarded beach, click here


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