Public told to avoid four ‘unmanageable’ Kent beaches

Crowds far exceed lifeguards’ capacity as coastguard records busiest day for four years

Holidaymakers in Kent have been asked to avoid four of the county’s beaches after fears some have become “unmanageable” because of the number of visitors.

The coastguard had its busiest day in more than four years on Friday – when the UK recorded its third hottest day on record – dealing with 329 incidents. Local authorities have expressed concern that there are not enough lifeguards as crowds swell.

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