Staying Safe At The Beach This Summer

Ah, summer at Harlyn Sands! The sun is shining, the waves are calling, and the beach is beckoning for days filled with fun and relaxation. As we approach the highlight of our season, it’s essential to remember that safety comes first. Whether you’re a seasoned beachgoer or visiting for the first time, here are some top tips to ensure you and your family stay safe while soaking up the sun and surf.

Swim Between the Flags:

At Harlyn Sands, our lifeguards are there to keep you safe. Always swim between the red and yellow flags, as these areas are monitored and considered the safest spots to swim. Avoid swimming in areas where there are no flags or where red flags indicate dangerous conditions.

Be Aware of Tides and Currents:

Cornwall’s tides can change rapidly, and it’s easy to get caught off guard. Check the tide times before heading out and keep an eye on the water level. Rip currents can also be a hazard – if you find yourself caught in one, don’t panic. Swim parallel to the shore until you’re free of the current, then make your way back to the beach.

Sun Safety:

We all love basking in the sunshine, but it’s important to protect your skin. Apply a high SPF sunscreen regularly, wear a hat, and don’t forget your sunglasses. Seek shade during the peak sun hours (11 AM to 3 PM) to avoid sunburn and heat exhaustion.

Stay Hydrated:

Spending time under the sun can dehydrate you quickly. Keep a water bottle handy and drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Avoid excessive consumption of sugary or alcoholic beverages, as these can contribute to dehydration.

Protect Your Feet:

The beach is full of hidden surprises, from sharp shells to hot sand. Wear water shoes or sandals to protect your feet from cuts, scrapes, and burns.

Supervise Children:

The beach is a magical place for kids, but it also poses risks. Always keep a close eye on children and ensure they understand the importance of staying within sight. Teach them about beach safety and what to do if they get into trouble.

Marine Life Awareness:

While it’s exciting to spot marine life, some creatures can be harmful. Avoid touching jellyfish, and if you’re stung, seek first aid. If you see a stranded or injured animal, don’t try to help it yourself – contact local wildlife authorities.

Respect the Beach:

Finally, let’s all do our part to keep Harlyn Sands beautiful. Dispose of your rubbish properly, avoid disturbing wildlife, and respect the natural environment. A clean beach is a safe beach for everyone.


By following these simple safety tips, you can ensure that your beach days at Harlyn Sands are fun, enjoyable, and incident-free. We’re excited to welcome you this summer and hope you make the most of our stunning coastline while staying safe and sound. See you on the sand! 🏖️🌞🚤