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Sea Palling Beach

Sea Palling Beach

A sandy beach with a series of shallow bays formed by manmade reefs just offshore. There are toilets, cafés, restaurants, kiosks and disabled access, as well as deckchairs and sun loungers available to hire.

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To find RNLI lifeguarded beaches while you’re out and about, download our free Beach Finder app. The app features live weather, safety advice and some cool fun stuff too!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifeguard season dates

Daily 10 May-14 September

See season dates for all RNLI lifeguarded beaches. 

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  • Wherever possible, swim at a lifeguarded beach. Go to goodbeachguide.co.uk to search for listings throughout the UK, or find a lifeguarded beach in the Republic of Ireland on the Irish Water Safety website.

  • Always read and obey the safety signs, usually found at the entrance to the beach. These will help you avoid potential hazards on the beach and identify the safest areas for swimming.

  • When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.

  • Never swim alone.

  • If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help.

  • If you see someone in difficulty, don't attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard, or, if you can't see a lifeguard, call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.

  • If you are hiring equipment for a surfsport, try to do so from a member of the Surf Hire Safety Scheme. Scheme members check equipment regularly for damage, rent out equipment suitable to your ability and offer safety advice for the local area. Read more or find an outlet.

Lifeguard giving advice. Photo: Julian Calverley

In many ways, it's a dream job – spending your working hours on the beach, with the possibility of being a lifesaver.

But there's a lot more to being an RNLI lifeguard than fun on the sand. You must hold and maintain a valid surf lifesaving qualification, pass regular fitness and competency tests through our lifeguard training, and be willing and able to take on the responsibility of keeping hundreds, perhaps thousands, of beachgoers safe.

Have you got what it takes?
If you're a qualified lifeguard and want to put your lifesaving skills to good use, check our recruitment site for seasonal and volunteering opportunities.

 

 

  • Library picture of RNLI lifeguards

    Library picture of RNLI lifeguards

  • Library picture of a D class inshore lifeboat

    Library picture of a D class inshore lifeboat

  • Norfolk RNLI Lifeguard Henry Harrison

    Norfolk RNLI Lifeguard Henry Harrison

  • Norfolk RNLI Lifeguard Cath Gray

    Norfolk RNLI Lifeguard Cath Gray

  • Lifeguard George Griffin, who helped administer first aid to teenage girl rescued from a rip current at Sea Palling on 13 August 2013.

    Lifeguard George Griffin, who helped administer first aid to teenage girl rescued from a rip current

  • Lifeguard Max Moore saved the life of a 14-year-old girl at Sea Palling on 13 August 2013, after she was swept from a sandbank by a powerful rip current.

    Lifeguard Max Moore, who swam out to rescue the teeange girl

  • Lifeguards watch over Cromer beach in 2012

    Lifeguards watch over Cromer beach in 2012

  • Lifeguard on Gorleston Beach in 2012

    Lifeguard on Gorleston Beach in 2012

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    Spirit of Berkhamsted

  • Library picture of a lifeguard training windbreak

    Library picture of a lifeguard training windbreak

  • Library picture of an RNLI lifeguard in the surf.

    Library picture of an RNLI lifeguard in the surf

  • RNLI East volunteers head west for vital flood rescue training

    the East RNLI Flood Rescue Team on exercise in September

  • Finnish lifeboat crew visit Cromer RNLI Lifeboat Station

    Finnish lifeboat crew visit Cromer in February 2012

  • £5,000 splashed out at Happisburgh's open day despite the downpour

    Gt Yarmouth & Gorleston's relief Trent lifeboat with Happisburgh's inshore lifeboats, August 2012

  • Happisburgh RNLI lifeboat called back out after exercise at Sea Palling

    Happisburgh crew and RNLI lifeguards on exercise at Sea Palling in July 2012

  • Norfolk lifeboats launch 130 times whilst lifeguards help 704 beachgoers in 2012

    RNLI lifeguards on patrol at Cromer

  • Hunstanton RNLI rescue kite surfer

    Hunstanton RNLI inshore lifeboat helps an injured kitesurfer in August 2012

  • Happisburgh RNLI lifeboat called back out after exercise at Sea Palling

    RNLI lifeboat crew and lifeguards on exercise at Sea Palling

  • Lifeguards at Sea Palling save teenage girl, 14, from strong tidal current

    RNLI lifeguards on patrol at Cromer (2012 file photo)

  • North Norfolk & Great Yarmouth lifeguards return to provide daily beach patrols

    RNLI lifeguard Tom Burt on patrol at Gorleston

  • North Norfolk & Great Yarmouth lifeguards return to provide daily beach patrols

    RNLI lifeguard Tom Burt on patrol at Gorleston

  • North Norfolk & Great Yarmouth lifeguards return to provide daily beach patrols

    RNLI lifeguards training at Cromer

  • North Norfolk & Great Yarmouth lifeguards return to provide daily beach patrols

    RNLI lifeguards training at Cromer

  • North Norfolk & Great Yarmouth lifeguards return to provide daily beach patrols

    RNLI lifeguards on patrol at Cromer

Fancy a dip in the water? Before you visit the beach, check out the Environment Agency’s Bathing Water widget to the right. This provides details throughout the Summer on the cleanliness of the bathing waters around beaches, and shows both weekly and annual water quality ratings.

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