The 2023 Bathing Season began for Cork County Council's Beach Lifeguarding Team yesterday.
A red over yellow flag means the lifeguards are on duty.
"The Cork County Council Beach Lifeguards will be on duty during the weekends in June, full time in July and August, and for the first two weekends of September - between 10.30am and 7pm.
Their last day of duty will be the 10th September .
The teams are guarding at the Front Strand, Claycastle and Redbarn in Youghal, in Garryvoe, Fountainstown, Inchydoney, Owenahincha, The Warren, Garrylucas, Garretstown, Tragumna and Barleycove Beaches.
However, they are warning the public that lifeguards may not always be present due to a staffing shortage.
A red-over-yellow flag means the lifeguards are on duty, a red flag indicates that swimming is not advised, and a black and white chequered flag means the area is for surfing only.
For up-to-date information on lifeguarded beaches, see Cork County Council's Beachlifeguards Facebook page.
They are also asking parents and guardians to only to swim at a lifeguarded waterway and not to bring inflatable toys to the beach.