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