Here at Fistral Beach Surf and Hire we take beach safety very seriously.

Our beaches are the best and we want you all to enjoy them as much as we do, but safely and responsibly.

With the Summer season about to start we wanted to ensure all our beach users know the Flags.

The RNLI’s flags are the quickest way to assess the sea, whether it’s where to surf or swim, or when you should not enter.

Red and yellow flagRed and yellow beach flag

Lifeguarded area. Safest area to swim, bodyboard and use inflatables.

Black and white flagBlack and white chequered beach flag

For surfboards, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and other non-powered craft. Launch and recovery area for kitesurfers and windsurfers. Never swim or bodyboard here.

Red flagRed beach flag

Danger! Never go in the water under any circumstances when the red flag is flying.

Orange windsockOrange windsock

Indicates offshore or strong wind conditions. Never use inflatables when the windsock is flying.


There are many things the RNLI lifeguards are there for so If you’re in an emergency situation or spot someone else in trouble, you should call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.

For all information regarding the RNLI visit: