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A range of coastal safety resources, educational activities and other useful materials available for free from HM Coastguard and other sources.

You can order free safety materials from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's ordering service.

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Resources for children

Coastal safety is important at any age, so it’s good to get kids involved and teach some tips for staying safe, as well as what to be aware of at the coast. Here are some useful resources for kids so everyone knows what to look out for. 


Beach safety activity book

Designed for children aged around 10 years old, this activity book makes learning about coastal safety fun. Covering who you should call if you get into trouble at the coast and what to look out for on a trip to the beach. Available in English and Welsh.

Beach safety activity book 


Colin the Coastguard

Complete fun activities and learn about water safety with Colin the Coastguard and his dog Rocky. A series of picture books and activities aimed at primary school aged children.

Colin the Coastguard official website



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