RNLI Lifeguard with rescue board

Sandsend Beach

A small picturesque beach situated on Yorkshire's heritage coastline. It is a popular haunt with fossil collectors and fishing enthusiasts, and the cliffs provide shelter for the casual beach-goer and budding artist.

Lifeguard patrol times 2022

Weekends and Bank Holidays Only 30 April-22 May
May Half Term 28 May–05 June
Weekends and Bank Holidays Only 11–26 June
Daily 02 July–04 September
Patrol times 10am-6pm

Today's weather

18°C Rain
Min: 14°C Max: 18°C
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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 search on goodbeachguide.co.uk 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?

Join the team and you’ll be trained, respected and well paid. 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 more about lifeguard training.

You can help save lives and make our waters safer for everyone.

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News and media from Sandsend Beach

Article Rescue
Whitby RNLI rescue passengers from boat stranded on rocks at Sandsend.
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Article Lifeguards
Multiple rescues for RNLI lifeguards in North Yorkshire
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Article Beach safety
RNLI Lifeguards start daily patrols in North Yorkshire
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Article Sea safety
'Respect the Water' during busiest time of year at north of England coast
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