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Cullercoats Beach

Cullercoats is a small sandy bay, enclosed by cliffs and two piers. The beach is very popular with families and provides a sheltered bathing environment and boat launching facilities. A working Victorian RNLI lifeboat station sits within the harbour.

Lifeguard patrol times 2024

Daily 25 May-01 September
Patrol times 10am-6pm

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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.

Ready to change lives working as an RNLI lifeguard?

As an RNLI lifeguard you’ll build your work – and life – experience, get good rates of pay and learn lifesaving skills that stay with you wherever your career heads next.

Have you got what it takes?

You can apply whether you live inside or outside the UK - you need to be 16 and of school leaving age, have a National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (or equivalent) and meet a specific fitness criteria and have a right to work in the UK.

If you’re not qualified yet, don’t worry! Find out how you can get qualified by visiting the requirements and training section.

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Water Safety Podcast

It's easier than you think to get into trouble in the water and every beach is unique. In this podcast, hear from some of the local Water Safety Team at Cullercoats RNLI, helping you understand the common risk factors and how to minimise them. We hope you stay safe, have fun and enjoy the beach as much as possible!

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