RNLI beach lifeguards service

RNLI Beach Lifeguards operate on four beaches in the island from May through to September. They provide a Beach Lifeguard Service at St Ouen, St Brelade’s Bay, Plémont beach and Grève de Lecq beach.

  • The St Ouen’s Bay team are based at the Lifeguard Control at El Tico and usually have a mobile patrol at La Braye and Le Port car park, midway between El Tico and The Water Splash.
  • The Plémont look-out hut is sited above the Plémont Café at the top of the steps leading to the beach.
  • The St Brelade’s Bay team have a command post and 4×4, usually sited just west of L’Horizon Hotel.
  • Grève de Lecq has a command post located in the centre of the slipway.

Their normal operating hours are between 1000 and 1800 BST.

They also do provide extra patrols at the Le Braye beach area during the school Easter holiday and the autumn half term break.

There are also Lifeguards on patrol at the Havre des Pas Bathing Pool from the end of May to beginning of September.

If you plan to go in the sea for a swim or paddle, look out for the swimming area that is marked by the ‘Red over Yellow’ flags. This also indicates the lifeguards are out on patrol. If the ‘Red Flag’ is flying, DO NOT enter the water. For more information on what the flags mean see the flyer below.

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Further information regarding the lifeguard signs and flags can be found on the beach access points, or by asking a Beach Lifeguard when on duty.

Contacting the beach lifeguard service

In an emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard

Lifeguard information on RNLI website