Beach Safety

TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE ON THE BEACH

ALWAYS

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Swim between the red and yellow flags on patrolled beaches
Leave the water if you feel tired or unwell

NEVER
Swim alone
Swim until at least one hour after eating
Swim after drinking alcohol
Swim when a red flag is flying
Leave children unsupervised
Snorkel unless you are a good swimmer
Put yourself in danger of being cut off by the tide
Sit under cliffs
Play or climb on cliffs
Go near cliff edges
Use inflatables in the sea

IF YOU GET INTO DIFFICULTIES IN THE SEA
Remain calm
Do not tire yourself
Attract attention by shouting for help and waving one arm
Swim diagonally across the current

IF YOU SEE SOMEONE IN DIFFICULTIES IN THE SEA
Contact a Lifeguard or dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard
Follow any instructions given by a Lifeguard or the Coastguard
Use any available rescue equipment
Only enter the water if you are a good swimmer and are confident you will not put yourself in danger

FLAGS SEEN ON THE BEACH

Do not swim 

Safest swimming area patrolled by lifeguards
Swimmers and body boards only, no surfcraft 

Area for Malibu boards and surfcraft 

An orange windsock indicates wind conditions are especially dangerous and on no circumstances should you take an inflatable into the sea 

Look after yourself in the sun

SLIP ON A T-SHIRT

SLOP ON SUNCREAM

SLAP ON A HAT

REMEMBER - BE SAFE  AND CONSIDER OTHERS ON THE BEACH AND WHEN YOU LEAVE TAKE WITH YOU EVERYTHING BUT YOUR FOOTPRINTS.

 

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