Beach Safety Guide

Beach Safety Guide

When preparing for a beach trip this summer, it's important to prioritize both fun and safety. By taking a few precautions and planning ahead, you can ensure a enjoyable and safe day at the seaside.

Our Beach Safety Guide is designed to help you and your family have a fantastic beach vacation while staying safe.

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  1. Choose a beach with lifeguard cover: Opt for a beach where trained professionals provide lifeguard services. This will give you peace of mind. Check the local tourist information board or ask your hotel for this information.

  2. Read the beach sign: When you arrive at the beach, take the time to read the sign that provides important information about the specific beach you're visiting, including safety guidelines.

  3. Know the flags: Familiarize yourself with the meaning of the flags on the beach. These flags are universal and provide important information about sea conditions. For more details, refer to the provided link.

  4. Understand the sea: Educate yourself about rip currents, tides, and cold water shock. Being aware of these factors will help you make informed decisions and stay safe in the water.

  5. Swim with a friend: Always have a swimming buddy with you. This way, if anything unexpected happens, there will be someone there to help you.

  6. Avoid inflatable toys: It's advisable to leave inflatables such as dinghies or lilos at home or in the pool. These objects can be hazardous on the beach, especially in windy conditions.

  7. Establish a meeting point: Ensure your children know where you and the lifeguards are located. Choose a permanent landmark or set up an easily recognizable seating area with a flag. If your child gets lost, they should know to seek help from a lifeguard.

  8. In case of a missing child:

    • Calmly assess your surroundings while keeping other children supervised.
    • Contact the lifeguards or police and provide them with necessary information.
    • Inform all searchers once the child is found.
  9. Seek help when in trouble: If you find yourself in trouble in the water, raise your hand in the air and shout for assistance.

  10. Report others in trouble: If you spot someone else struggling in the sea, immediately inform a lifeguard so that they can take appropriate action.

  11. Sun protection: Regularly apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30+ or higher to yourself, your family, and friends. Reapply every two hours, and seek shade during the hottest period of the day, typically between 11 am and 3 pm. Remember that even on cloudy days, skin can still get burned.

  12. Stay hydrated: Keep yourself, your family, and friends hydrated throughout the day by drinking plenty of water.

By following these guidelines, you can enjoy a memorable and safe beach experience for you and your loved ones.

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    If you are thinking of taking up open water swimming click here to read our Open Water Safety Guide.


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