A new coastal safety website has been launched today just in time for the busy summer period ahead.

To help you enjoy the coast safely and to find out more about the Coastguard the Maritime and Coastguard Agency have created a coastal safety guide which is full of tips to keep you and your loved ones out of harmís way.

Itís great to spend a day out at the coast or seaside. Whether you like cliff walks, water sports or just soaking up the sunshine on a beach, thereís something for everyone. But sea and coastal conditions can change fast and you can get into trouble before you know it. Remember to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard if you see anyone in difficulty on the coast.

Please check out our new site here www.gov.uk/coastguardsafety where you can find our vital safety information.