Enjoying the sea, sun and water? But do it safely!
To make your day at the beach as safe as possible, we have listed a few things for you. Please read the following information before enjoying the Noordwijk beach.
- Only go swimming in places where it is permitted and supervised by the Lifeguard;
- Always keep an eye on children, both in the water and on the beach;
- Stay in the water at arm's length away from small children;
- Can't swim? Then enter the water up to your knees;
- Do not swim near marshes (= currents that pull towards the sea);
- Alcohol and swimming do not go together. This is life-threatening!
- Never swim alone! Even the best swimmer can get into trouble, for example, cramp
- In easterly winds (= winds blowing towards the sea), do not use flotation devices (floating objects), you could potentially drift far into the sea;
- Do not dig deep pits on the beach (due to collapse and suffocation hazards);
- Adhere to designated zones for various water sports.
Pay attention to warning flags
- Yellow flag = dangerous water
- Red flag = no swimming
- Question mark flag = child found
- Orange windsock = do not enter the water with flotation devices
- Follow the directions of the Lifeguard at all times.