When on the beaches, make sure you listen to any instructions given by the lifeguards. It is also important to recognise and understand the 4 commonly seen flags on the UK’s beaches – see below.For more information, download the RNLI beach safety leaflet here.
|Red Flag: Never enter the water when you see this flag, under any circumstances.|
|Red and Yellow Flag: These show the lifeguarded areas between these flags.|
|Checkered Flag: This area has been marked by use only for surfboards and kayaks. Never swim.|
|Orange Sock: When the orange sock is flying this warns of Offshore Winds, never use inflatables!|