VISIT A LIFEGUARDED BEACH
Visit an RNLI lifeguarded beach if you can. You’ll find trained professionals to help keep you safe. And they’ll be on hand if something goes wrong, in or out of the water.
To find a lifeguarded beach near you, use the RNLI’s Find my nearest lifeguarded beach tool. You can search by town, city or postcode, or you can click on the map to find your closest one. You’ll also get dates and times of the lifeguard patrols to help you plan your visit.
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Even more people will be choosing a beach holiday this year so the RNLI’s advice is to have a phone with you when head out on the water. If you arrive at the beach and it is simply too crowded, consider moving on and spending your day elsewhere.
You might choose to visit the beach at a quieter time of day, or choose a beach with more space, you should still swim between the red and yellow flags.
Checking the tide times is advised – as the tide comes in, it reduces the available space for people to spread out and leads to beaches getting more crowded.