Dun Laoghaire lifeboat station warns beachgoers to beware of 'spring tides' this weekend

By Emma Nevin

Dun Laoghaire lifeboat station has advised beachgoers to be cautious this weekend at Sandymount Strand.

They warned that there will be "spring tides" at the beach over the coming days.

The station said that tidal cut offs contribute "significantly" to Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescues every year.

They said in a Facebook post: "Sandymount strand is great for those lovely big weekend walks with the family and a great space for kids and dogs to play when the tide is out but as most of you know the tide can come in surprisingly quick."

The Dun Laoghaire lifeboat station issued the following advice to avoid getting cut off by the tide:

  • "Please before you head out, always make sure it's safe and check the tide times.
  • "Always have a plan on how to get help if something goes wrong.
  • "Carry a mobile phone so you can contact the Coast Guard if needed.
  • "While you're out, be aware of your surroundings and the tide's direction as it can sweep in and around from behind."

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