Flags on the beach and their meaning


We are in the middle of the summer season and everyone who arrives at the beach has only one thing in mind: as much beach, fun and swimming in the sea as possible. But there is one more important thing that should not be ignored: everyone's safety, especially when entering the water. For this it is good to know what the flags flying by lifeguards mean and to listen to their advice.

Common colours - yellow, red, white

Flags in different colours are flown by lifeguards who watch over your safety on the beach depending on the weather conditions of the day. The colours of the flags are usually yellow, red, white and white and black (checkered).

Yesterday, for example, on the beaches of Mamaia and Constanta resort, the yellow flag with red was raised, which means that bathing in the sea was recommended only for experienced people, as the wind was quite strong.

What exactly does each colour code mean?

RED STEAGsignifies that bathing is prohibited

YELLOW STEAG - the significance is that swimming is recommended only for experienced swimmers

STEAG ALB/BLACK (CHECKERED) - means that swimming is forbidden and only boats are allowed.

There are also flags with colour combinations:

Flag with red and yellow indicates that the bathing areas are supervised by lifeguards.

Flag red and yellowto which a flag is added yellow, means that the area is supervised by lifeguards, but swimming is not recommended.

Flag red and yellowwith a flag red will show that people are not allowed in the water.

If you find it difficult to remember all these meanings and colours, keep in mind that most of the time you will come across a flag on the beach. red with yellow (lifeguards are on duty), to which can be added another yellow (the sea is rough) or one red (no access to water)

When the weather is nice, and most of the time it is on the coast, you will see the white flag, which means free to have fun.

Whether you memorise these colour codes, print them out or take a photo to take with you, remember that before the fun, safety is more important! Always be safe!

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