RNLI lifeguards will be back on the beaches of Teignmouth and Dawlish this summer. 

Patrols will be at the two resorts until September.

They are among 14 beaches in Devon with lifeguards who will patrol between 10am and 6om. 

Teignmouth and Dawlish are being covered following Teignbridge Council’s decision to renew the contract for a further five years. 

The inclusion of Blackpool Sands, Slapton, Hope Cove, Bigbury north, Sandy Bay, Teignmouth and Dawlish takes patrols up to their full complement of 14 beaches in the county, the charity said.

Lifeguards will patrol from 10am to 6pm until September 1.

Rob Stuteley, lifeguard supervisor for Kingsbridge and the South Hams, said lifeguards were ‘excited to be back on the beaches doing what they do best, offering preventative advice and a top-quality lifesaving service’.

‘As ever, we want people who are coming to the coast to enjoy themselves this summer but to do so safely,’ he said.

‘It is our strong advice that people head to a lifeguarded beach, swim and bodyboard between the red and yellow flags and if you want any advice to ask an RNLI lifeguard.'

The RNLI has provided a service on the two Teignbridge beaches for 15 years and has been involved in numerous rescues. They also provide first aid.

Having lifeguards is one of the elements that contributes to Dawlish Warren being a Blue Flag beach.

The RNLI is urging anyone visiting the coast to make sure they keep themselves and their families safe by visiting a lifeguarded beach.