A new team is helping make sure borough beaches are a safe place for everyone to enjoy.
A team of seasonal workers will watch over the beaches following requests to North Tyneside Council from residents, businesses and fishermen.
The wardens – in place until early October – will work with the year-round beach teams to ensure that North Tyneside’s beaches and surrounding areas continue to be clean, safe and well-maintained.
Working closely with the police, RNLI and local people, the team will also help to deal with any potential problems or incidents.
Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “With thousands of visitors flocking to our coastline, we have to make certain that the beaches remain unspoilt and continue to be a wonderful place.
“We have to remember, however, that people are working and living nearby and we’re working with these different groups to balance the many varied uses for the beaches.
“It’s vitally important that we make sure the fishing industry can continue successfully while visitors enjoy recreational activities.”
“Our teams of wardens will have more of a presence in Cullercoats Bay than ever before and will help to monitor the use of the different mortised crafts, ensuring the safety of visitors to the seaside and those working alongside them.”