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Advice for Beach-goers

At the first sign of sunshine, many people head for the beach. With the cool breeze from the sea, the feeling of warm sand underneath your feet, and an ice-cream in your hand, it all becomes too much to resist.

Whether it’s letting the kids run around or take a swim, or just sitting on the deckchair with a good book, the beach experience offers something for everyone, both young and old.

To make sure your day trip to the beach is the dream and not turned into a nightmare by following these safety tips issued by Suffolk Police:

• Don’t take valuables to the beach, or leave them unattended.

• Make sure the beach is dog friendly as you can’t leave your dog in a car alone. Even with windows open, it can take just 20 minutes for dogs to suffer from heatstroke and die (source: The Kennel Club).

• Don’t leave car keys under wheel arches.

• Supervise your children at all times and especially near the water.

• Beware of powerful tidal waters and always read and obey any safety signs.

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