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RNLI Lifeguard with rescue board

St Agnes Beach

St Agnes is a small beach enclosed by cliffs and rocks on both sides. At high tide there is no beach. Rocks separate St Agnes from Trevellas Porth (Star Beach). To the south of the beach lie the remains of the old harbour wall. There is a café/pub and a number of beach huts on the slip road down to the beach.

Lifeguard patrol times 2024*

Daily 18 May-29 September
Patrol times 10am-6pm
Please remember - No Flags = No Lifeguards

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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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News and media from St Agnes Beach

Article People
St Agnes RNLI welcomes new volunteer helm
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The D-class lifeboat with three crew aboard puts to sea after a challenging high tide launch. Shore crew can be seen in the foreground as they make their way to the safety of the slip.
Article Animals
St Agnes RNLI lifeboat called to dog walker in distress
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Article People
South west RNLI lifeboat community says farewell and thanks to volunteer
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Two RNLI crew on the D-Class Lifeboat looking up at the Coastguard helicopter
Article Sea safety
RNLI Lifeboat Responds to Distress Beacon
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*The information shown is accurate at the time of publication, but details may change at short notice for various reasons beyond our control. Whilst every effort is made to update key information, its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. This includes the availability of lifeguard services at all locations on the dates or times stated.

Please remember - No Flags = No Lifeguards