At the beach

When you’re heading to a beach, we urge you to respect the water and visit a lifeguarded beach. On a lifeguarded beach there are trained professionals to help keep you safe – they’ll be on hand if something goes wrong, in or out of the water. It’s easy to search for lifeguarded beaches with our free RNLI Beach Finder app, to make sure you and your family have a safe and fun trip to the coast.

Alternatively you can use our find my nearest tool,

or you can also search on or

Find our lifeguarded beaches

Good beach guide

Irish water safety

This Summer, children aged 7–14 years can also join one of our Swim Safe sessions, in partnership with the Swim England, to learn how to stay safe in and around open water.

So now you’re ready to hit the beach there are a few important things to remember, whether lifeguards are on duty or not.