The RNLI have today confirmed in a U-turn statement that the Withernsea beach will have lifeguard cover on weekdays and weekends until September. 

A spokesperson from the RNLI have issued this statement: 

The RNLI is pleased to confirm that a full lifeguard service will continue on Withernsea beach until the end of the season on Sunday 4 September.

Despite ongoing recruitment challenges, the RNLI has worked hard with the landowner and other stakeholders to ensure our lifeguard service could continue without interruption and we are delighted that this is now the case.

At all times the RNLI's priority was to maximise safety cover for beaches in the area. RNLI lifeguards are highly skilled and essential to the charity's lifesaving service. If you are interested in applying for the role, please visit