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Keeping Safe at the Beach

Days out at the beach sit fondly within the heart of many of us as they bring back nostalgic childhood memories of donkey rides, sandcastle competitions and Mr Whippy ice creams. This is the reason why many families choose to relive their memories with their own children and organize a trip to the beach. Although a beach trip or holiday is a great idea, there are many safety issues to think about before you embark on your trip.

More than 16,000 people are assisted every year on UK beaches alone, with nearly two thirds of those incidents concerning children.* Strong water currents can quickly turn paddling, swimming, water inflatables and body-boarding into a complete nightmare so it is important that you know how to stay safe at the beach! Read our tips and advice to find out more...


* Royal National Lifeboat Survey, 2012

Do you have any tricks or tips for beach safety or have you spotted we've missed something out? You can always let us know so that we can add it to our list - you never know, you may be able to help others with your advice! Please share and like this article if you found it to be interesting and helpful.

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