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Staying safe at the beach and in the sea is essential to ensure an enjoyable and risk-free holiday in Pembrokeshire. Whether you’re swimming, sunbathing, or engaging in some water sports, following these tips will help keep you and your family safe.
- Always swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards, and obey their instructions. These designated areas are typically safer and free from potential hazards.
- Always be aware of the water conditions. Check the local weather and water conditions before entering the sea. Always avoid swimming in rough waters, high waves, or during strong currents. A rip current can be dangerous, so be cautious and familiarise yourself with their signs.
- Never swim alone, always swim with a buddy or in groups. Having someone with you increases safety and provides help if an emergency arises.
- Be cautious of marine life like jellyfish, sea urchins, and other potentially harmful creatures. Avoid touching them and seek medical attention if stung or bitten.
- If you’re engaging in water sports like surfing, paddleboarding, or kayaking, follow safety guidelines and use appropriate safety equipment.
- Always stay within your limits. Know your swimming abilities and avoid going too far from the shore. Strong currents can tire you out quickly.
- Respect Warning Signs. Pay attention to beach warning signs, including flags indicating water conditions and potential dangers.
- Always supervise children. Keep a close eye on children at all times near the water. Children should always be accompanied by adults.
- Stay hydrated as being at the beach in the sunshine can lead to dehydration. Bring plenty of water and drink regularly to stay hydrated.
- Always be prepared for emergencies. Know the location of the nearest lifeguard station and be familiar with the beach’s emergency procedures. Carry a charged phone for calling for help if needed.
- Learn to swim. If you’re not a strong swimmer, consider taking swimming lessons before venturing into the sea. This will help to improve your skills and your confidence in the water.
- Always use sunscreen. Apply waterproof sunscreen with a high SPF before going out in the sun and re-apply it every few hours, especially after swimming.
Remember that the sea can be unpredictable, so it’s essential to be vigilant and prioritise safety during your beach and water activities. Enjoy your time responsibly and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and others.
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