Coastguards had to step in when children got too close to the rough sea while watching waves this lunchtime.

Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team said they had to speak with the youngsters and get them back to safety at Polpeor Cove, at Lizard Point, in what they described as “very rough” conditions.

They were not the only ones having to be spoken to by the team, however, with “several people” warned not to risk their safety while trying to take photographs of the stormy sea.

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Mullion Cove this lunchtime. Photo: Mullion Coastguards

The coastguards carried out a two-hour patrol during high tide, covering Lizard Point and Polpeor Cove, Mullion Cove and Craig-a-Bella near Poldhu.

A spokesperson said: “The sea conditions were very rough. Safety advice was given to several people, including children who were getting too close to the rough sea at Polpeor.

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Polpeor Cove. Photo: Mullion Coastguards

“No photo is worth your life, please enjoy the scenes from a safe distance.

“If you see anyone who is in danger by the coast call 999 and ask for the coastguard.”

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The view across to Craig-a-Bella. Photo: Mullion Coastguards

Wave watchers were out in force across Cornwall this lunchtime, to coincide with high tide.

They lined the harbour wall at Portreath, where large waves came crashing down close by and over the top of the famous ‘Monkey Hut’ at the end of the pier.

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Waves crash over the Monkey Hut at Portreath. Photo: Colin Higgs