Lifeguards to patrol Cornish beach for the first time

July 18th, 2016

RNLI Lifeguards will be patrolling Perranuthnoe Beach for the first time ever this summer, just a short drive from our Cornwall cottages.

The hugely popular beach situated in Mounts Bay, which is home to one of Cornwall’s most popular tourist attractions, St Michaels Mount, will now have a full-time patrol thanks to the hard work of the RNLI in conjunction with Cornwall Council.

Two RNLI lifeguards will be on patrol daily from 10am-6pm to provide safety advice and assistance to beachgoers over the peak season until Sunday, September 4th providing peace of mind for families who enjoy this exquisite beach and surroundings.

RNLI Lifeguard Manager Phil Drew had this to say of the exciting new development:

“Perranuthnoe is becoming a very popular beach so we are very pleased to be able to extend our lifeguard patrols there this summer. Our lifeguards have completed their training and are looking forward to providing new safety cover at this beach.”

He also added: “We always advise that you choose a lifeguarded beach when heading to the coast and swim between the red and yellow flags. RNLI lifeguards are fully trained in all aspects of beach safety so we would encourage anyone visiting the beach with any queries to speak to a lifeguard, who will be more than willing to help or offer expert advice.”

Mr Drew worked closely with Sue Nicholas, who is Cornwall Councillor for Marazion and Perranuthnoe, to establish this new lifeguard service and she added:

“We carried out a survey last year in Perranuthnoe and there was overwhelming support to launch a lifeguard service, including from the parish council, local businesses and visitors to the area.

Lots of families use the beach and it is fantastic to know that lifeguards will now be on hand to help keep beachgoers safe over the summer holidays.”


The RNLI now provides a lifeguard service on 58 beaches across Cornwall, so make sure you take advantage of them when staying in our Cornwall cottages.


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