Department for Transport

Keeping safe at the coast

Our five key safety messages are:

  • Get trained
  • Check the weather and tides
  • Wear a lifejacket
  • Avoid Alcohol
  • Keep in touch

Safety advice on beaches , water sports and coastal activities  

Visit our kids' activity zone.

Read more information on our tombstoning , lifejacket and "Don't drink and drown" campaigns.