Every summer around 425,000 people visit Barry Island alone - mostly visiting the Countys beautiful beaches and coastline.
RNLI lifeguards were first established in the Vale of Glamorgan in 2016, carry out rescues across the County's beaches with support from lifeboat stations in Penarth and Barry Docks.
RNLI Lifeguards patrol Whitmore Bay (Barry Island), Llantwit Major, Southerndown & Ogmore, with a team of around 50 lifeguards, predominantly from local lifesaving clubs on patrol from 10am - 6pm regardless of weather.
While they do an outstanding job at keeping us safe, we feel it’s important to know as much as possible, especially when considering the fact that most people that were rescued had no intention of going in the water that day.
As a result, Bro Radio and the RNLI have teamed up to offer timely, relevant advice on having a fun and staying safe on beaches across the Vale.
Every Friday morning just after 11:20am, we’ll be giving listeners an update from RNLI lifeguards posted across the county, giving details about current beach conditions and safe locations to spend the day at.