Crosby Beach at Bude in Cornwall is an RNLI lifeguarded beach.

Crosby Beach

Crosby, to the south of Formby, is a wide expanse of sand, mostly backed by promenade, with a 2-mile tidal reach. Many visitors come to see the popular Antony Gormley sculptures, which can be partially or totally submerged depending on the state of tide. Although lifeguards are present here, this is a non-bathing beach.

Lifeguard patrol times 2023

Daily 1 January-31 December
Patrol times 10am-6pm
Although lifeguards are present here, this is a non-bathing beach.

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Beach information

Stay safe on the beach

  • Wherever possible, swim at a lifeguarded beach. Find your nearest RNLI lifeguarded beach, or the Irish Water Safety website.
  • 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.
  • For more advice about having fun and staying safe on the beach, see our beach safety advice.

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