Parks and Beaches

Lifeguards Provision

Water Safety

Lifeguards

Lifeguard Stations Operational

Thursday 11th July to Wednesday 17th July 2024 11.00 to 19.00hrs
•    Balbriggan Beach (Sunday to Wednesday)
•    South Beach, Skerries
•    South Beach, Rush (Friday to Monday)
•    Balcarrick Beach, Donabate
•    Malahide Beach (Constant Red Flag)
•    Portmarnock Beach 
•    The Burrow Beach, Sutton
•    Claremont Beach, Howth (Saturday and Sunday)

 

Unfortunately, due to limited resources, we are not in a position to open the remaining lifeguard stations this weekend. We wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

 

•    Beach users are asked to only swim in the designated areas which will be marked with flags. 
•    Parents and guardians of small children are advised to keep watch over their children at all times. 
•    Please do not bring inflatable toys to the beach. These should never be used in open water as they can be swept away by currents and offshore breezes.
•    Water quality information will be available on the beach noticeboard and also available on beaches.ie 
•    Remember alcohol consumption is not allowed on our beaches and can seriously compromise personal safety around water. 
•    Please do not bring BBQ’s to our beaches, as they can lead to serious burns if left behind. 
•    Take your rubbish home with you, if our bins are full, and help keep our beaches safe for all users. 

Where an area is not being lifeguarded and you get into trouble or see someone else in difficulty, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.
For more water safety tips, please see https://watersafety.ie/

Councils can provide lifeguards to beaches and outdoor swimming areas during the summer season.

There’s a red or yellow flag flying from the lifeguard station when a lifeguard is on duty. A lifeguard is only on duty in the summer months from 11am to 7pm as follows;

  • Saturday and Sunday during June
  • everyday during July and  August

 

Beach users are asked to only swim in the designated areas which will be marked with flags.
Parents and guardians of small children are advised to keep watch over their children at all times.
Water quality information will be available on the beach noticeboard and also available on
beaches.ie

Remember alcohol consumption is not allowed on our beaches and can seriously compromise personal safety around water.

Please do not bring BBQ’s to our beaches, as they can lead to serious burns if left behind. Take your rubbish home with you, if our bins are full, and help keep our beaches safe for all users.

For more water safety tips, please see watersafety.ie

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