Trecco Beach in Porthcawl is an RNLI lifeguarded beach.

Trecco Beach

​A sheltered, sandy beach within a holiday park with public access. Easy walking distance to Porthcawl. Good family facilities including amusement arcade and leisure centre.

Lifeguard season dates 2018

Easter bank holiday 30 March-2 April
Daily 5 May-23 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 Trecco Beach

RNLI Urges coast-goers to stay safe as Lifeguard season comes to an end
Article Sea safety
RNLI Urges coast-goers to stay safe as Lifeguard season comes to an end
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RNLI to patrol Porthcawl beaches until at least 2021
Article Lifeguards
RNLI to patrol Porthcawl beaches until at least 2021
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Visit Wales Year of the Sea 2018
Video highlighting the RNLI's presence in Wales, including lifeboats, lifeguards, and community work.
Video Beach safety
Visit Wales Year of the Sea 2018
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Porthcawl RNLI crew and RNLI lifeguards assist a man in difficulty in the water
Porthcawl launch to a man in the water who had been swept around Newton Point from Trecco Bay beach. Two RNLI lifeguards were supporting him, one with a rescue board and the other who'd swam out with a rescue tube. The casualty was recovered onto the lifeboat and taken back to the lifeboat station where he was checked over by a Welsh Ambulance Service paramedic.
Video Lifeboats
Porthcawl RNLI crew and RNLI lifeguards assist a man in difficulty in the water
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