Award Winning Lifeguards Back On Duty

Monday 30th May 2016

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Eastbourne’s award winning beach Lifeguards are back on duty.

Those heading to the beach this half term are being advised to use the lifeguarded beaces in the 'Safe Bathing Zone' for safety.

The Lifeguard Station which can be found on the beach just east of the Wish Tower Slopes and will be open and staffed with trained lifeguards from now until 30 September, ensuring a safe summer on Eastbourne’s beach.

Lifeguards patrol the beaches in the ‘Safe Bathing Zone’, between the Wish Tower and the Pier, marked by red and yellow flags, from 10am to 5.30pm in school holidays and weekends and 10am to 4pm during term time.

Swimming and all leisure activities in the sea and on the beach should take place here, if beach-users wish to be in a patrolled area. People are advised not to enter the sea when the red danger flag is flying.

Bathers and beach-users can also visit the Lifeguard Station for First Aid help. Lifeguards will be happy to answer any beach related enquiries from visitors and residents.

Eastbourne Borough Council Senior Head of Tourism and Enterprise, Phil Evans said “As a popular seaside resort, beach safety is a huge priority for Eastbourne and the Council ensures all of our lifeguards are well equipped to keep our visitors and residents safe when using the beaches in peak season.”

For more information about beach safety in Eastbourne click here.

 

Picture courtesy of Visit Eastbourne.

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