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The Cleaning

  • Make correct use of waste bins and garbage disposal containers.
  • Keep the beach clean around you.
  • Do not drop sharp objects such as soft drink cans or bottles on the ground.
  • Try to refrain from smoking. If you do smoke, do not bury the cigarette butts.

The Feeding

  • While on the beach, eat light, easy to digest food.
  • Observe digestion times (three hours after a heavy meal).
  • Enter the water slowly, wet the back of your neck and wrists first.
  • Alcohol, other stimulating substances, and the beach can be a very dangerous mix.
  • For your health and wellbeing, do not drink alcohol or use drugs.

The Life Savers

  • If you have any problems, contact the life savers and beach patrol staff (hondartzainas).
  • Obey directions from life savers and beach patrol staff in and out of the water.

The Sun

  • Be cautious when you expose your skin to the sun, and use appropriate protection.
  • Drink plenty of water and as often as required to avoid dehydration.
  • Remember that the sun can cause serious burns to your skin.

The Animals

For hygienic reasons, pets are not allowed on beaches.

The Sea

  • Do not overestimate your ability while in the water.
  • Use caution with air mattresses and tidal rips! Do not take unnecessary risks.
  • Red flag means bathing not permitted.
  • Yellow flag means bathe with caution.
  • Green flag means safe to bathe.

The Bath

  • If you cannot get out of the water because you are caught in the current, swim parallel to the shore to get out of the current and only then head for land.
  • It is recommended that you use ear plugs and goggles to prevent ear and eye infections.
  • Remember it is not recommended that you share towels, creams and other personal items.

The Children

It is easy for children to get lost on the beach. Keep an eye on them and never leave them unattended!.

Buoy-marked water sports area

  • In Bizkaia, the Beach/Bathing Regulations regarding the different types of uses and water sports activities are in force at the beaches. It is for your own safety and it is in the interest of everyone. Please enjoy the space in the water harmoniously. Respect other people.
  • Respect the buoy marking of the beaches; the red and blue flags demarcate the area for water sports (surf, canoes,…). If you are at a beach where there are no demarcation flags, make sure you are at least 20 metres away from the swimmers. Be careful, avoid risks. Heed the warnings made by the Life Guard and Rescue Service.
  • Depending on the situation each day, the Life Guard and Rescue Service will demarcate the areas for swimming and the areas for water sports, surfing, kayaking, body-boarding, etc. Respect their recommendations and do not cause hazardous situations.
  • When the red flag is flying, both bathing and water sports are forbidden. The beaches can therefore not be used for bathing or for water sports.

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