The Lizard Lifeboat


Visit a lifeguarded beach and swim between the red and yellow flags

  •  If you get into trouble, especially with the first cold water shock feeling, 
  • FLOAT TO LIVE BY lying on your back and relaxing 
  • AND RESIST THE FIRST NATURAL URGE to thrash about in the water
  • If you see someone in trouble Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard

 To support our RNLI’s lifesavers, please go to:

ALWAYS remember to take care near any body of water be it the sea, river, lake or reservoir.  It is always hard to imagine any danger especially in the summer when the sun is shining and the winds are calm – the recent heat wave has sadly overseen many tragedies when people thought they were safe so NEVER let your guard down – take note of the lifeguarded beaches in our area and follow the link to the RNLI Web Site page for lifeguarded beaches further afield.  Take in the information on the “FLOAT TO LIVE” poster shown below – we know people have been saved by following this important advice. Speak to the lifeguards on beaches you visit for all the latest safety information – that is why they are there.  Make sure someone knows where you are going and roughly what time you expect to be back, always try to have a fully charged phone with you carried in one of the new waterproof cases, and please always, always 
Respect the Water 

The poster shows the Lifeguarded beaches in our immediate area around The Lizard.

 If you are travelling further afield, RNLI Lifeguards will also be on duty on other Cornish beaches. Follow the link to find the dates and times covered.

Cornwall – Sennen, Porthmeor, Gwithian, Hayle, Praa Sands, Porthtowan, Perranporth, Fistral, Towan, Watergate, Mawgan Porth, Constantine, Harlyn, Polzeath, Widemouth, Summerleaze, Tregonhawke

Be aware,  as the season progresses dates do vary – keep up to date by following the link

RNLI  Lifeguards use the flags pictured below along the water line on the beaches where they patrol – it is really important you know exactly what they mean.

Please keep watch for any change the lifeguards may make to the flags during your stay on the beach – weather, wind and sea conditions can change very quickly.

Please don’t ever disregard the flags – they are there for your own and others safety.

***Please also take note and try to remember – FLOAT TO LIVE

As well as the hands on day to day activities and presence of RNLI Lifeguards on our beaches, alongside the RNLI Community Safety Teams, the objectives are to play their part fully in the RNLI’s bid to halve accidental drownings in the UK by 2024.

And also to continue advancing the RNLI message “Respect the Water”