Of Cornwall’s 163 beaches 26 are owned by Cornwall Council. These plus an additional 31 will have a lifeguard service provided by the RNLI over the summer. Cornwall Council is contributing £1.3 million to the charity’s beach lifeguard service. Beach users can find details of the beaches patrolled and the dates when cover is provided by the RNLI via the Visit Cornwall website or by downloading the RNLI’s beachfinder App.
It is great for local people and holiday makers to enjoy Cornish beaches but important they stay safe. In particular, beach-goers are advised to keep clear of the sheer sand cliffs which have become unstable in the winter storms with the potential to collapse on anyone under them.
Also remember that beaches without a lifeguard service may have hazards you cannot see, like rip currents or sharp debris, like at Portheras Cove.