Beach Safety

Beach Safety on Newquay Beaches

beach safety in newquay Wherever possible, always swim at a lifeguarded beach. Go to to search for listings throughout the UK and ROI.
Always read and obey the safety signs, usually found at the entrance to the beach. These will help you avoid potential hazards on the beach and identify the safest areas for swimming.
When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.
Never swim alone.
If you get into trouble stick your hand in the air and shout for help.
If you see someone in difficulty, never attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard, or, if you can’t see a lifeguard, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.
beach safety in newquay Red and yellow flags

Red and yellow flags indicate the area patrolled by lifeguards. These are the safe areas to swim, bodyboard and use inflatables.

beach safety in newquay Black and white chequered flags

Black and white chequered flags indicate an area zoned by lifeguards for use of watercraft such as surfboards and kayaks. Never swim or bodyboard in these areas.

beach safety in newquay Red flag

The red flag indicates danger. NEVER enter the water when the red flag is flying, under any circumstances.

beach safety in newquay Orange windsock

The orange windsock indicates offshore wind conditions. You should NEVER use an inflatable when the sock is flying.