Safety Tips
Safety Tips

RNLI Beach Lifeguards are in operation on the beaches at Sandbanks, Shore Road, and Branksome Chine from 1st May to 30th September, between 10 am and 6 pm. Canford Cliffs Lifeguard Station is open from 1st July to 30th August.

  •  Always swim at a life-guarded beach             
  •  Swim between the red and yellow flags
  •  Never swim alone
  •  Know your beach safety flags
  •  Never use inflatables in strong winds or rough seas
  •  If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help
  • If you see someone else in trouble, tell a lifeguard. If you cannot see a lifeguard dial 999 or 112   and  ask for the Coastguard
  • Find out about the beach you are going to before you visit
  • Check tide times before you go
  • Read and obey local hazard signs

Beach Flags

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