RNLI Lifeguard with rescue board

St Agnes Beach

St Agnes is a small beach enclosed by cliffs and rocks on both sides. At high tide there is no beach. Rocks separate St Agnes from Trevellas Porth (Star Beach). To the south of the beach lie the remains of the old harbour wall. There is a café/pub and a number of beach huts on the slip road down to the beach.

Lifeguard season dates 2018

Daily 19 May-30 September
Patrol times 10am-6pm

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Beach information

Stay safe on the beach

  • Wherever possible, swim at a lifeguarded beach. Find your nearest RNLI lifeguarded beach or search on goodbeachguide.co.uk or the Irish Water Safety website.
  • Always read and obey the safety signs, usually found at the entrance to the beach. These will help you avoid potential hazards on the beach and identify the safest areas for swimming.
  • When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.
  • Never swim alone.
  • If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help.
  • If you see someone in difficulty, don't attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard, or, if you can't see a lifeguard, call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
  • For more advice about having fun and staying safe on the beach, see our beach safety advice.

Working as an RNLI lifeguard is one of the best summer jobs out there

Join the team and we’ll get you kitted, trained and paid for a summer to remember. You will boost your fitness and train with like-minded people, earn a decent hourly rate from the start, and learn valuable skills that will stay with you for life.

All of this and you’ll be on the beach helping to save lives every day.  

Have you got what it takes?

If you’re fit, aged 16+ and can swim 400m, why not give it a go? Help with qualification training might be available if you’re new to beach lifeguarding.

So whether you’re qualified or just getting started, visit our recruitment site for info and vacancies, find out here what our lifeguard training is like, and join the #BestSummerJob conversation on social media.

News and media from St Agnes Beach

2018 RNLI lifeguard season comes to an end
RNLI lifeguard patrol truck at Fistral
Article Sea safety
2018 RNLI lifeguard season comes to an end
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Multi-agency rescue of woman with back injury
Article Lifeboats
Multi-agency rescue of woman with back injury
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Two new helms appointed at St Agnes, including first female helm for station
Photograph of the first female helm at St.Agnes RNLI Lifeboat Station
Article People
Two new helms appointed at St Agnes, including first female helm for station
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St. Agnes RNLI Lifeboat launches to the aid of two swimmers in difficulty.
St Agnes inshore lifeboat on a training exercise
Article Beach safety
St. Agnes RNLI Lifeboat launches to the aid of two swimmers in difficulty.
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