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Staying safe at the beach

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Staying safe at the beach

Spending the day at the beach is great fun, to make sure you stay safe whilst enjoying yourself please follow these guidelines:
Red and yellow flag The red and yellow flag indicates a patrolled bathing zone - this is the safest swimming area - supervised by lifeguards.
Black and white flagThe black and white flag indicates areas designated for non-powered craft (e.g. surfing).
Red flagDANGER is indicated by the red flag
Do not enter the water.


Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council provides two lifeguard stations, one on Redcar Promenade and the other on the lower Promenade at Saltburn. Lifeguards operate during summer months. We would advise bathers to use the beach between the red and yellow flags which indicate the patrolled bathing zone.

Monitored area signDog free zones:

Dog free zones are in operation at Redcar and Saltburn from 1st May - 30th September every year. The area at Saltburn stretches from the Pier to Hazelgrove. The restricted areas are clearly marked with signs.
The Dog Free zone Redcar beach is from the Regent Cinema Newcomen Terrace to the Slipway opposite the Royal Hotel, it is in force from 1st may to 30th September each year.

Watersports along the coast

Useful contacts
In an emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coast Guard.

Humber Coast Guard
Tel: (01262) 672317

Should you require any further information contact:
Neighbour Hood Officer
Tel: (01642) 776979

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