RNLI’s top coastal safety tips ahead of Easter school break and bank holiday weekends


For those heading to the beach, the RNLI’s top five beach safety tips are:

  1. Swim at a lifeguarded beach, between the red and yellow flags
  2. Never use inflatables in strong winds or rough seas
  3. Check tide times before you go
  4. If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help
  5. If you see someone else in trouble, tell a lifeguard. If you can’t see a lifeguard, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.

For those going out to sea, the RNLI’s top sea safety tips are:

  1. Wear a lifejacket
  2. Get relevant training
  3. Carry a means of calling for help
  4. Check engine and fuel
  5. Tell others where you are going
  6. Check weather and tides

For further info check out the RNLI website