BEACH wardens are officially making their way back to our local beaches today ahead of the summer season.

Despite the current gloomy weather, Somerset Council beach wardens will be stationed at Burnham-on-Sea, Berrow and Brean beaches from Friday, March 29.

The wardens have returned to the sands, to keep beach users safe over the Easter holidays when beaches see a large increase in visitors, particularly young children and families, and ahead of the summer season. 

The wardens are stationed at Burnham-on-Sea until late September and Berrow and Brean beaches until the end of October - supervising beach activities, providing basic first aid, collecting car parking fees and offering general beach safety and advice. 

The 14-strong team will be on duty daily between 10am and 6pm. 

These times are designed to mitigate danger by taking potential tidal conditions into account.

Car parking is available on the beaches at Berrow and Brean with charges applicable.