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Thurlestone Beach

Thurlestone Beach

Thurlestone Beach is great for families. It has a beach café, shop and toilet facilities. There are two public car parks and three main access points to the beach.

 

 

 

Lifeguard season dates

Daily 

4 July-6 September 2015

See season dates for all RNLI lifeguarded beaches. 

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Forecasts for Thurlestone Beach

  • 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 

We think working as an RNLI lifeguard is one of the best Summer jobs out there. 

Join the team and we’ll get you kitted, trained and paid for a Summer to remember. You will boost your fitness and train with like-minded people, earn a decent hourly rate from the start, and learn valuable skills that will stay with you for life.

All of this and you’ll be on the beach helping to save lives every day.  

Have you got what it takes?

If you’re fit, aged 16+ and can swim 400m, why not give it a go? Help with qualification training might be available if you’re new to beach lifeguarding.

So whether you’re qualified or just getting started, visit our recruitment site for info and vacancies, find out here what our lifeguard training is like, and join the #BestSummerJob conversation on social media.

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  • RNLI lifeguard patrols draw to a close this weekend for 2015.

    RNLI lifeguard patrols draw to a close this weekend for 2015.

  • Thurlestone Beach

    Thurlestone Beach

  • Thurlestone Beach

    Thurlestone Beach

  • Thurlestone Beach

    Thurlestone Beach

  • Holly Norris and Lewis Durant on Thurelstone Beach

    Holly Norris and Lewis Durant on Thurelstone Beach

  • Holly Norris and Lewis Durant on Thurlestone Beach

    Holly Norris and Lewis Durant on Thurlestone Beach

  • RNLI lifeguards on patrol on Sedgewell beach

    RNLI lifeguards on patrol on Sedgewell beach

  • RNLI lifeguard works with volunteer lifeboat crew

    RNLI lifeguard works with volunteer lifeboat crew

  • Library picture of RNLI lifeguard in action.

    Library picture of RNLI lifeguard in action

  • RNLI lifeguards at Thurlestone rescue stranded flock from flooded field

    RNLI Lifeguards herd sheep from a flooded field

  • RNLI lifeguards at Thurlestone rescue stranded flock from flooded field

    RNLI Lifeguards herd sheep from a flooded field

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.