Welcome to the new season! The lifeguards are on duty every day, with our wonderful volunteer beach patrols watching out for all our beach visitors every weekend.
Read on here for our top hints for staying safe at the beach this summer…..
Beach Safety Hints
- Always swim or surf at places patrolled by lifesavers or lifeguards.
- Swim between the red and yellow flags. They mark the safer area for swimming.
- Always swim under supervision.
- If you are unsure of surf conditions, ask a lifeguard.
- Don’t swim directly after a meal.
- Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Never run or dive in the water. Even if you have checked before. Water conditions can change
- If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, float and wait for assistance.
- Use 30+ sunscreen and wear a shirt and hat. Remember to reapply sunscreen after swimming.
- Learn how to spot a rip and keep clear of it. A rip can be recognised by sand coloured or rippled water running out to sea when the water on either side is generally cleaner. The waves may also be larger and breaking further out to sea on both sides of the rip.
- Keep the beach clean, put your rubbish in a bin up in the carpark and keep off the duned areas. They are there to preserve the beach environment.