As we head into the next phase of lockdown on Wednesday 13th May, we see certain rules starting to be relaxed. One of which means that visiting the beach becomes possible again for many that live in coastal regions. We know lots of you have been getting your ocean fix vicariously through our daily dose of Cornwall, enjoying the surf cams or by looking at your photos of the beach but now you can enjoy the real thing!

Whilst the government have relaxed these rules it is important to acknowledge that life hasn’t returned to normal. The RNLI lifeguards at present there are not on beaches. They have released a statement saying that: “Although our volunteer lifeboat crews are fully operational, should they be needed, it is important that anyone visiting the coast understands the risk and takes the necessary steps to keep themselves safe.” So let’s stay safe out there!

The beaches will now be open to those who are vigilant and stay alert. Whilst social distancing measures must be obeyed, it is now possible to sit on the sand enjoying the view and dip your toes in the sea. We will also start to see surfers and swimmers return to the Cornish coastline as part of relaxation and exercise.

It is important to note that Cornwall still remains closed to holiday makers, with the rules only allowing locals to enjoy the beach. Whilst we understand that many of you are itching to enjoy your piece of Cornwall, we also know that you understand the reasons why this isn’t possible right now. We can assure you that when the time is right, we will be here waiting ready to welcome you.

If you can’t enjoy Cornwall right now, don’t forget that you can check out our webcams here and enjoy live feeds from Fistral and Polzeath. Alternatively, if you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you can enjoy a daily dose of Cornwall and be part of our community.

Stay safe x

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