Whatever you do and wherever you do it, please ensure that the conditions are safe and that you have the right equipment. If new to the activity or inexperienced, use an accredited operator (where appropriate, all operators featured in this magazine have achieved the relevant activity accreditation).
If participating in an activity in the sea or near the shoreline, then keep an eye on the state of the tide, as it can turn very quickly here causing a tidal surge or rip tide; especially at Three Cliffs Bay, Burry Holms and the Worm’s Head causeway (the Rhossili Coastwatch Centre can help you plan your walk safely). If surfing at Llangennith watch out for shipwrecks below the waterline.
It is recommended that you keep children in line of sight at all times and swim at a lifeguarded beach. If you do see someone in difficulty, do not attempt to enter the water yourself, telephone 999 and ask for the coastguard.
And finally, don’t forget your suncream. Now go and have fun!
Rhossili Coastwatch Centre: www.nci.org.uk/wormshead
Lifeguards at Swansea Bay and Gower beaches in 2019
There will be lifeguards everyday unless stated in bold. Lifeguards will go from two at the beginning of the season to four at peak season (summer holidays).
Three Cliffs Bay (Easter 13th -28th April) (4th – 25th May Weekends & Holidays) (25th May – 29th June weekends inc. week for half term) (29th June – 1st September)
Swansea Bay (29th June – 1st September)
Langland Bay (4th May – 1st September)
Caswell Bay (4th May – 1st September)
Port Eynon Bay (4th – 25th May Weekends only) (25th May – 1st September)