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To ensure you enjoy our beach safely professional RNLI lifeguards patrol the sands. Check out their beach safety tips.


This advice will help you have a safe and relaxing day on the beach. Remember, The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is urging anyone planning a trip to the beach and, particularly, anyone thinking of going into the water, to choose a lifeguarded beach and swim in the area between the red and yellow flags.

This first class service is provided by the RNLI with funding from Parkin Estates Ltd. In 2016 we contributed £76,337 to help the RNLI supply a fully integrated service from beach to sea. Remember your parking fees enable us fund this five star beach rescue operation.

2018 Patrol Dates

  • Easter - 30 March – 15 April
  • Weekend - 21/22 April
  • Season - 28 April – 30 September
  • Weekends of October and 22– 28 October

Ten top tips for a safe summer at the seaside:

  • Always swim at a lifeguarded beach
  • Swim between the red and yellow flags
  • Never swim alone
  • Know your beach safety flags
  • Never use inflatables in strong winds or rough seas
  • If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help
  • If you see someone else in trouble, tell a lifeguard. If you can’t see a lifeguard call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard
  • Find out about the beach you’re going to before you visit
  • Check tide times before you go
  • Read and obey local hazard signs