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If you're on the beach and the tide is rising, you are at risk of becoming cut-off. 

Learn more below - it may just save your life.

When the tide turns, it isn't stopping. When it rushes up the beach, it isn't stopping. When it floods the channels behind you, it isn't stopping. When it cuts you off, it isn't stopping.

The Flooding Tide

1. Check the tide times

Always check the tide times before you head to the beach. 


The tide times are different depending on where you are, so make sure you check the tide times for your location.

2. Check Your Surroundings

As the tide rises, water fills the lowest parts of the beach first; filling depressions, small channels and gullies. These may be behind you. 

If you've set up for the day on a raised sand bank, the tide can creep behind you and cut you off from the rest of the beach.

While you're on the beach, check your surroundings. Make sure you haven't become cut-off.

3. If you're cut-off, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard

If you find yourself, or someone else, cut-off by the tide, it's time to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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