We recommend you download our beach safety leaflet below, this will give you good safety advice, including be safe in the sun.
The Lifeguards operate on the main resort beach from May 1 to September 30. They are trained in first aid, rescue methods, life support, spinal management, weather meteorology, boat handling and regularly undergo fitness training.
The lifeguards also operate the Kidzsafe wristband system, which prevents kids getting lost on the beach. Wristbands are completely free from the Lifeguard and First Aid Post and the Seafront Office.
Tyro Lifeguard courses
These run throughout August at the Lifeguard Station on the seafront. Sessions are run by our qualified and experienced team and include personal survival, beach rescue skills, essential beach safety and being safe in the sun.
- Your child must be able to swim 100 metres unaided
- Your must be between 8-14 years of age
There are four levels, one level per each three hour session. To book, call the Seafront Office on 01323 410611. For more information, dates and prices download the leaflet below.
Kids' safety packs and Kidzsafe wristband scheme
Eastbourne’s lifeguards help kids stay safe in the summer sun by handing out free kids beach safety packs. These have everything needed to be safe on Eastbourne’s beaches.
The packs include a sachet of Boots high factor children’s sun-cream, a brightly coloured waterproof wristband and a children’s beach safety activity sheet and crayons. The wristband has a space for a mobile number, so that the lifeguards can easily contact the parents in case of the child being separated from them. These packs can be obtained from the Seafront Office or through the VisitEastbourne e-Shop.
Eastbourne's sun safety campaign was featured live on GMTV. Also BBC Breakfast featured the Kidzsafe wristband scheme in May 2008.