LIFEGUARDS will return to Rhyl and Prestatyn beaches on Saturday.

The RNLI lifeguarding service will be provided everyday between 10am and 6pm over the school half term on both beaches.

The charity's lifeguard team, which works alongside Rhyl volunteer lifeboat crew, have been running a beach safety service at Rhyl and Prestatyn since 2015.

Ryan Jennings, RNLI lead lifeguard supervisor, said: "The lifeguards have all completed two weeks of intense training and are looking forward to returning to their posts on Rhyl and Prestatyn beaches this weekend.

"Hopefully you won’t need the lifeguards help, but by visiting a lifeguarded beach you get the peace of mind and reassurance that expert advice and assistance is available if needed.

"The lifeguards’ work is to advise, supervise and rescue those who need help on the beach or in the water."

Advice has been issued to residents and visitors to always bathe between the red and yellow flags when at a lifeguarded beach.

Ryan added: "This area is closely monitored by the lifeguards throughout the day. The flags are set out daily and moved depending on the state of the tide by the lifeguard team.

"We want people to enjoy the coastline and therefore urge people to respect the water and take extra care when visiting the coast, by taking some basic precautions. Plan your activity – check the weather and tide conditions before going to sea, and make sure your equipment is all in working order."

After the May half term, a lifeguard service will be provided on both beaches every weekend between 10am and 6pm until the start of the daily service on Saturday, June 29.

The service will continue throughout the summer holidays, finishing on Sunday, September 1.