Weymouth Beach in Devon is an RNLI lifeguarded beach.

Weymouth Beach

Popular with visitors, Weymouth's sandy main beach overlooks Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour - the venues for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events. The picturesque seaside town of Weymouth, with its marinas, shops and restaurants, is a short stroll away.

Lifeguard season dates 2018

Daily 5 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 Weymouth Beach

Weymouth Beach Lifeguards pick up multiple inflatables from the sea
Weymouth Beach Lifeguards pick up multiple inflatable toys which have drifted from their owners in offshore breezes.
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Weymouth Beach Lifeguards pick up multiple inflatables from the sea
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Weymouth Lifeguards pick up multiple inflatables
Weymouth Beach Lifeguards pick up multiple inflatable toys which have drifted from their owners in offshore breezes.
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Weymouth Lifeguards pick up multiple inflatables
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Weymouth Lifeguards bring two people in inflatable dinghy safely back to shore.
Two people had drifted out to sea in an offshore wind from Weymouth Beach in an inflatable dinghy. Lifeguards spotted the pair struggling to get back closer to the shore and picked them up in their Inshore Rescue Boat, and brought them and their dinghy back to the safety of the beach.
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Weymouth Lifeguards bring two people in inflatable dinghy safely back to shore.
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Advice to beach users issued by the RNLI
Weymouth Beach Lifeguards
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Advice to beach users issued by the RNLI
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