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Safety advice for beach users, swimming in the sea and when there are high and low tides.
What safety advice do you have for beach users?
To ensure that residents and tourists are able to fully enjoy the East Riding coast, the council would like to issue a reminder about potential safety issues on beaches and cliff tops.
Long stretches of the East Riding's 85-kilometre coastline are affected by coastal erosion as a result of natural processes. Cliff losses linked to coastal erosion can occur at any time of the year and both visitors and residents are advised to take care on the beaches and cliff tops, by following the safety tips below.
When on the beach:
When on the cliff top:
Other safety advice can be found by downloading the Explore the East Riding Coast booklet:
Where is it safe to swim in the sea?
Care should be taken at all times when swimming in the sea. During the summer holidays, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeguard service is in operation at the resort beaches and they promote a 'swim between the flags' service, which means they will patrol a designated area of the beach and sea.
On occasions, it is necessary to restrict activities and even close a beach and access to the water. Where this occurs we follow the procedures identified on the RNLI water safety advice website: