Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Cornwall's Summer Lifeguard Patrols End
8:00am 15th September 2013
As the summer draws to a close, the number of lifeguards on Cornish beaches is falling.
RNLI lifeguards are ending their services on some stretches of sand in Cornwall and Devon for the winter.
A number of popular beaches will continue to be patrolled for the rest of September, including Godrevy, Polzeath, Holywell Bay, Gyllyngvase, Sennen and Croyde.
Some will see lifeguard cover through to October, half term and in to November.
They will continue to be kept family friendly and safe for surfers.
RNLI lifeguard Phil Drew said: "The sea is not a swimming pool, you have to take care at any time of the year. At this time of year we do get stronger ground swells coming in through September and October. The temperature starts to drop away and you are more prone to winds which could cause hypothermia. There is a definite change in to winter and people do need to be aware of that."
There is a free Beach Finder app which makes it easy to find your nearest lifeguarded beach.8:00am 15th September 2013
Share This StoryTweet
Community Grants Up For Grabs In Cornwall
Voluntary groups are being urged to apply for a share of the £115,000 cash pot
PHOTOS: Driver With Five Year Old Passenger Clocks 99mph In Cornwall
Police in the Duchy and Devon reveal results of Operation Vortex
UPDATE: Woman Pulled From The Sea At Polzeath
She was airlifted to Treliske on Sunday but doctors could not save her
WATCH: Race Against Time For Cornish Dad Dying Of Cancer
Joe Sciascia's family launch appeal to help him get married
WATCH: Thousands Of Toys Delivered To Vulnerable Children
Cornwall News: Pirate FM appeal collects a whopping 3500 - and we needed a bigger truck!
Aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious sets sail for Turkish scrapyard
National News: Britain's last serving aircraft carrier is leaving Portsmouth for the last time before being torn apart and sold off for scrap.
Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015
Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.
Amy Schumer defends Barbie casting after 'fat shaming'
Showbiz News: Amy Schumer has responded to "fat shamers" who accused her of being the wrong choice to play Barbie in the live action movie.
Airline boss questioned over Chapecoense crash in Colombia
Sports News: The head of the airline whose plane crashed in Colombia, killing 19 members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense, has been detained by prosecutors for questioning.
Goat goes on the rampage and attacks pensioner named Billy
Strange News: A pensioner had to be dragged to safety inside a shop after an angry goat went on the rampage down a main street of a quiet town.