Keeping safe at the coast

Safety advice on lifeguards and safety flags, water sports and coastal activities and understanding waves, tides and currents has now been moved to Direct Gov.

Information on discovering the coast and protecting the coastal environment (scroll down the page) can also be found on DirectGov.

Information on beach safety for children can be found on the DirectGov Kids page.  Find the Coastguard watch station on the spinning world for games and information.