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For some, being in, on or around the water is a passion. For others it’s a livelihood. And for the lucky ones, it’s both.

Our safety advice covers a broad range of water activities to help keep you safe at the coast. Whatever activity you do and no matter how experienced you are, taking a few minutes today to understand the risks could save your life.

An angler fishing on rocks at sunset in Lochinver
We love angling! Around 1M people around the UK coast are already hooked. And while it’s almost impossible to predict your next catch, it can be even harder to predict the sea. Here’s our advice to help you plan your next trip safely.
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Bodyboarding on a large wave
Bodyboarding is an easy, fun way to enjoy the waves. Check our top tips to make sure you stay safe.
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A walker on Aberavon Beach
Coastal walking
The coasts of the UK and Ireland are a rambler’s dream. Stay safe while exploring and dog walking.
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A fisherman stood on the bow of a boat leaning out toward the nets
Commercial fishing
Commercial fishing is a hazardous business. Check our advice to help you stay safe on the job.
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Kayaking and canoeing
Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, our kayaking and canoeing safety tips will help you to paddle safe.
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Kitesurfer in Poole Harbour
From surfing the waves to mastering tricks, with the right tuition anyone can enjoy kitesurfing safely.
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A man is swimming in open water.
Open water swimming
Whether you’re swapping the swimming pool for open water or enjoying a quick dip, here’s how to stay safe and make the most of your time in the water. 
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Paddle boarders in choppy seas at Brighton, East Sussex
Stand up paddle boarding
Stand up paddle boarding or SUP can be enjoyed by the whole family. Paddle safely with our SUP safety tips.
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Divers in the sea during a search and rescue exercise with RNLI Torbay.
Scuba diving
With the right training, experience, equipment and conditions, scuba diving in the UK and Ireland can be phenomenal.
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Surfer at Boscombe Beach, Bournemouth
Following basic surfing etiquette and safety tips helps to make the surf a safer and fun place for everyone.
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Yacht sailing: View from onboard a yacht at sea
Yacht sailing and motorboating
Sailing and motorboating can be a lot of fun and is a way of life for some. Stay safe on the water with our tips.
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