beaches can be the highlight of a holiday in Cornwall.
But each year
the summer season is marred by news of fatal accidents
on Cornwall's coast.
currents can make bathing hazardous. There are often
warning signs at the beach
if there are dangerous currents but sometimes there
are no warning signs.
summer many of the more popular beaches have a lifeguard
and there is
a flag system in use to indicate safe areas for water
beaches do not have warning signs or lifeguards. This
does not mean that
they are safe.
There are other potential dangers on beaches such as
getting cut off by high tide,
crumbling cliffs and steep and crumbling paths to the