Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Whether you are at sea, on the beach or along the cliffs, we want you to be as safe as possible; the MCA works with its partner organisations to provide advice and guidance so that you can prepare and take precautions before having fun around our amazing coast.

If the worst happens, our 24-hour search and rescue service is there for you 365 days a year through Her Majesty’s Coastguard. Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard in an emergency on the coast.