Following a spate of incidents, UK Coastguard has issued some timely advice for enjoying the UK coast safely without putting yourself in danger.
Unsettled weather is heading our way in the lead-up to Christmas with Storm Barbara expected to strike the north and west of the UK tomorrow.
Gusts are expected to reach 40-50mph inland, and 50 to 60mph along exposed coastlines in the south and west.
Strong winds of up to 60mph will coincide with high spring tides on Sunday, leading to large waves and spray affecting some coastal areas
Violent storm force 11 is expected in areas off the south coast of the UK with wave heights reaching 16m.
Storm Henry is forecast to bring severe gales and heavy rain to much of Scotland and the Western Isles later today and into Tuesday
Boat Owners are being warned to batten down the hatches ahead of Storm Frank which looks set to hit coastal areas.
A 28ft Bayliner boat was recovered by Poole all-weather lifeboat after it lost its mooring and washed up on rocks near the entrance of the harbour.
Across the far north and northwest of Scotland including the Western Isles and Northern Isles, severe southwesterly winds are forecast to develop with gusts of 70-80mph
A newly-bought cabin cruiser ran aground on Winchelsea Beach in East Sussex after suffering engine failure in rough seas.
The stricken cargo ship Lysblink Seaways is going to be towed to the safe anchorage of Scallastle Bay ahead of forecast bad weather.
Severe weather warnings have been issued as gusts of 100 mph are forecast for the most exposed regions
A yellow 'be aware' weather warning for storm force winds and ‘unusually high waves’ has been issued by the Met Office