Coastal Safety

Remember the Sea Smart Code

Almost everyone enjoys a day out at the seaside, but not everyone knows how to stay safe whilst they are there. Each year the Coastguard is called out to help around 12,000 people who have run into trouble on or by the sea.

Make sure that you keep safe - by remembering the Sea Smart Code.

  1. If you see someone in trouble, dial 999 for the Coastguard. Don't try to rescue them yourself.
  2. Stay away from cliff edges - they can be slippery when wet.
  3. Keep you family and friends in sight - also arrange a place to meet up if anyone gets lost.
  4. Even if you are a confident swimmer, don't go swimming out of your depth.
  5. Beware of strong winds and currents - they can take you out of safe reach of the beach.
  6. If you use an inflatable, make sure it's tied to the shore.

Can you match each part of the Sea Smart Code to these pictures? Think about the key dangers.

Cartoon strip showing 6 dangers.