Children should always be supervised at the beach and near water, no matter what age they are. And it is important to teach children good safety practices when they are at the beach.
Start by setting a good example, being aware of the dangers and always following safe practices.
While most days at the beach go by without a care in the world, it is important that you and your children recognise the hazards that the beach can bring: waves, rips and stingers. By avoiding them or knowing how to deal with them, swimming and playing at the beach should pose no problem.