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Beach safety in Cornwall – How to be safe and enjoy your trip to the beach

Beach safety in Cornwall- Lifeguards

Beach Safety – Lifeguards

Beach safety in Cornwall

Some simple rules and guidelines to keep you and your family safe when enjoying a day at the beach.  If you are ever in any doubt ask the lifeguard. Please also check our Surf Safety information.

  1. Warning Flags and what they mean
  2. Beach and Surf safety Rules
  3. DOs and DON’Ts


  • Always accompany children to the sea and make sure you stay in the correct patrolled area and within a reasonable depth.
  • Always listen and obey the Lifeguards advice.
  • Never take inflatables into the sea.
  • Never swim alone or right after eating or drinking alcohol.
  • Never leave valuables unattended.


Bathing - Beach Safety in Cornwall

Designated bathing area supervised by Lifeguards. All swimmers/Boogie and
Body Boards etc. Always bathe between the red and yellow flags.


Surfcraft - Beach Safety in Cornwall

For all surf craft over 5 feet in length. Includes canoes, windsurfers etc.
Always surf between the black and white flags.

DANGER Danger - Beach Safety in Cornwall


The red flag indicates that the sea conditions are dangerous.
Never enter the sea when the red flag is flying.

Our listing of Cornwall Beaches

You may also check the RNLI Lifeguard Beaches

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