Longsands North Beach in Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear is an RNLI lifeguarded beach.

Tynemouth Longsands Beach

Longsands is a very popular beach with breathtaking views and a half-mile stretch of golden sand, backed by sand dunes.

Lifeguard season dates 2018

Daily 26 May-2 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 Tynemouth Longsands Beach

Tynemouth and Cullercoats RNLI lifeboats join major search.
Tynemouth RNLI inshore and all weather lifeboats with Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 912
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Tynemouth and Cullercoats RNLI lifeboats join major search.
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Cullercoats RNLI crew and Lifeguards assist young boy from rocks
The Tynemouth Longsands Lifeguards leaving Cullercoats
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Cullercoats RNLI crew and Lifeguards assist young boy from rocks
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Swim Safe launches in Tyne and Wear this summer
Children taking part in free Swim Safe sessions
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Swim Safe launches in Tyne and Wear this summer
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Longsands RNLI lifeguards help rescue surfer caught in rip current
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Longsands RNLI lifeguards help rescue surfer caught in rip current
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