Beach Safety & Other Useful Information




A short guide to beach safety

 

  • Make sure you are not in danger, read safety and information notices, check tide times; do not get cut off by an incoming tide.

  • Beware of larger than usual waves if you are on rocks near the waters edge, this is an especially dangerous location for young children.

  • Watch children in your care continuously.

  • It can be dangerous to take inflatables into the sea.

  • Do not swim:
    • If you do not feel well
    • For at least an hour after meals
    • After drinking alcohol
    • When lifeguard patrolled beaches have a red flag flying

  • On high ground keep away from the cliff edge.
Also:
  • Please do not remove sea weed from rocks, take home shells with creatures still in them, do not remove rocks and pebbles from the beach area.

  • Please remove all litter and take it with you to dispose of safely and hygienically.
Lifeguards - Seasonal
Where beach facilities indicate seasonal Lifeguard cover, this is usually from late May until mid September. Check these dates at visitor centres and on beach notices.

Dog Ban - Seasonal
Where beach facilities indicate a seasonal Dog Ban, this is usually from Easter until late September. Check these dates at visitor centres and on beach notices.


Useful Car Park Information


There are Cornwall Council Car Parks at the following locations:

  • Bude
  • Widemouth Bay
  • Boscastle
  • Launceston
  • Tintagel
  • Trebarwith Strand
  • Port Isaac
  • Polzeath
  • Padstow
  • Wadebridge
  • Bodmin
  • Porthcothan


There are National Trust Car Parks at the following locations:

  • Sandymouth
  • Carnewas
  • Bedruthan Step
  • Port Quinn
  • Crantock
 

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