The sea does not take you into account, so make sure you are well prepared before you go swimming.
Never go more than your hips into the sea. This in connection with currents and sudden depths. For your safety, it is prohibited to enter the sea with air mattresses and the like.
On Texel, beach areas 9, 12, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 28 and 33 are patrolled from July until the beginning of September. Lifeguards are present daily from 09.00 hours to 18.00 hours. The other beach areas are not patrolled.
Lifeguards use flags to indicate whether or not the water is safe:
- Red flag: swimming not permitted
- Yellow flag: dangerous to swim
- White flag: a child has been lost or found
A rip current is a strong current close to the coast, towards the sea. The location of a mule can vary from day to day, they can arise anywhere on the coast. The mouse itself is not dangerous, but panic and exhaustion are. Powerful ripples can form around breakwaters. In addition, breakwaters are overgrown with chickenpox and mussels that can cause severe cuts.
On holiday you naturally want to have a nice swim. This is possible in many places on Texel. Take a dip in the sea or swim a length in an outdoor swimming
In summer Texel is bursting with activities. Relax wonderfully in a pavement cafe, or enjoy all the events. Or just take a great trip to the beach!0