Despite the challenges of the Corona-virus pandemic, the RNLI is accelerating its lifeguard service roll-out and increasing the number of beaches providing a lifeguard service this summer. The charity is hoping to have lifeguards on around 65 beaches in the south west by early July – 72 per cent of the beaches it would patrol in a normal summer. There are currently 22 beaches across the South West with a lifeguard service in operation with the teams adapting to new ways of working. As of Saturday 20 June 2020, a total number of 34 beaches will be lifeguarded across the South West.
For more information on which beaches currently have a lifeguard service visit:
*The Lizard Lifeboat RNLB Rose will be on call 24 hrs per day as usual