Jersey has a beautiful coastline, which should be enjoyed. The island also has one of the largest tidal ranges in the world, over 12m on Spring Tides. On the South-East coast the tide can recede up to 2 miles. The incoming tide moves extremely fast, and in some places will resemble a fast flowing white water rapid!
Every year we respond to persons that have been cut off by the tide and require rescuing. These types of incidents are particularly dangerous, if you end up in the water unexpectedly or unprepared, chances of survival are low.
Here are some tips if you are spending time on the coast or exploring the shoreline and causeways around the island.
If you're heading out around our coast, be sure to check out our advice.
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Information about the RNLI Beach Lifeguards and how to ensure they are able to keep you safe.
With Jersey's large tides and waves, rip currents are a common hazard, check out how to stay safe if caught in one here.
Cut off by tides
With some of the largest tides in the world, ensure you don't get caught out and cut off from the Island.