26 August 2016
If you're planning to enjoy some time on the beach over the bank holiday weekend, be prepared by reading our information on staying safe on the beach and in Jersey's inshore waters.
The RNLI Lifeguards patrol the western beaches including;
Greve de Lecq
Read more about the RNLI Jersey Lifeguard beach patrols
The RNLI's top tips to stay safe on the beach
- Wherever possible, always swim at a lifeguarded beach
- 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 body board between them - this area is patrolled by lifeguards. If red flags are shown, the water is not safe to enter
- 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
Read more information about beach safety
Check the tides and waves
- always check the tide before you enter the water. If you are unsure, ask a lifeguard
- be careful not to get cut off by the tide if you're walking along the shore
- always make sure your children are not in danger from the tide when playing on the beach
Check the tide times and heights
Assess your sunburn risk
The local weather forecast includes a UV Index number. Over the bank holiday weekend it is forecast to be an Index of 6.
Assess your sunburn risk using our Solar UV Index
Keep cool with our hot weather safety advice
Check the Jersey weather forecast for the bank holiday weekend.