Lifeguard beach patrols start for busy summer season in Exmouth
PUBLISHED: 17:37 05 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:43 05 July 2018
The RNLI has begun its beach lifeguard patrols for the busy summer season on Exmouth.
On Saturday, July 7, RNLI lifeguards will start patrolling Sandy Bay beach between 10am-6pm daily, in preparation for the summer holidays.
Lifeguard patrols have already been stepped up on Exmouth Beach, since My 26 and both beaches will be patrolled between these times until September 2.
RNLI lifeguard supervisor for the area, Tim Smart, said: “We advise visitors coming to the area to always keep an eye on the flags.
“Swimmers should always swim between the red and yellow flags and you should never enter the water when the red flags are displayed.”
Tim explained that due to the location of Exmouth Beach, on the River Exe, at certain states of tide the red flag is often displayed due to strong currents.
He added: “We advise kite surfers to always kite with another person if possible but if not, take a means of calling for help. Equipment failure does happen, so please bear this in mind and be prepared.
“We want visitors to enjoy their time at our beaches but we advise you to check the tide times and weather conditions before arriving and feel free to ask any of our lifeguards for advice.”